This discussion began with you bragging about how much oil Canada supplies to the U.S.. NOT CHINA. You just undermined your own premise.<quoted text>Well Nancy, you should know then that China as well has interest in terror free Canadian oil....you should also know that the eviromental impact issues are being addressed and that far left organisations like the NDP have blown them out of proportion to begin with.
And Nancy, if you think hemp is going to fix all of our woes you've been reading High Times too much...but I'm willing to follow the flow regardless of what energy solution would be best for you and I...and the rest of the world.
Oh.. The NDP has blown the damage to the environment out of proportion? REALLY?
Oilsands damage is ignored
The amount of one category of toxic chemicals released into the air by oilsands production has gone up by seven times since 1994.
And right now, only 11 per cent of mineable oilsands are under development. What will the air be like a decade from now, when 25 per cent of oilsands are expected to be under development?
"Making liquid fuels from oil sands requires energy for steam injection and refining. This process generates two to four times the amount of greenhouse gases per barrel of final product as the production of conventional oil. If combustion of the final products is included, the so-called "Well to Wheels" approach, oil sands extraction, upgrade and use emits 10 to 45% more greenhouse gases than conventional crude."
NOW.. wanna talk about the water being used?
"Henry Ford was a pioneer, that indisputable statement is certain. Did you know that when he was experimenting with the use of space age materials to help create his automobiles, he experimented with the use of Marijuana? In production of his plastic car models, that is... read on to get the full story about the daring design concept that could have made the Ford Motor Corporation the 21st century front runner of sustainable, eco-friendly industry had they not had their plans thwarted by the United States government."
Be sure to check out the video of the hemp care on this site.
HERE ARE THE REAL CULPRITS THAT KILLED FORDS HEMP MADE-HEMP POWERED CAR..
DuPont, Mellon, and Hearst:
Diesel expected that his engine would be powered by vegetable oils (including hemp) and seed oils. At the 1900 World's Fair, Diesel ran his engines on peanut oil. Later, George Schlichten invented a hemp 'decorticating' machine that stood poised to revolutionize paper making. Henry Ford demonstrated that cars can be made of, and run on, hemp. Evidence suggests a special-interest group that included the DuPont petrochemical company, Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon (Dupont's major financial backer), and the newspaper man William Randolph Hearst mounted a yellow journalism campaign against hemp. Hearst deliberately confused psychoactive marijuana with industrial hemp, one of humankind's oldest and most useful resources. DuPont and Hearst were heavily invested in timber and petroleum resources, and saw hemp as a threat to their empires. Petroleum companies also knew that petroleum emits noxious, toxic byproducts when incompletely burned, as in an auto engine. Pollution was important to Diesel and he saw his engine as a solution to the inefficient, highly polluting engines of his time. In 1937 DuPont, Mellen and Hearst were able to push a "marijuana" prohibition bill through Congress in less than three months, which destroyed the domestic hemp industry.