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McKibben on Trudeau’s oil plans in The Guardian

June 1, 2018

Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben’s op-ed on Justin Trudeau’s promise to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline was published in The Guardian.
From the article:

In case anyone wondered, this is how the world ends: with the cutest, progressivest, boybandiest leader in the world going fully in the tank for the oil industry.

Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Tuesday that it would nationalize the Kinder Morgan pipeline running from the tar sands of Alberta to the tidewater of British Columbia. It will fork over at least $4.5bn in Canadian taxpayers’ money for the right to own a 60-year-old pipe that springs leaks regularly, and for the right to push through a second pipeline on the same route – a proposal that has provoked strong opposition.