Saturday, July 30, 2011

Failing by any measure

It's no particular secret that "intensity" targets for greenhouse gas emissions are an utter joke, designed to facilitate the continued growth of heavy polluters as long as they make marginal improvements in per-unit emissions with no regard for the fact that our planet's environment doesn't stand to gain from dollars extracted. And it's also no particular secret that tar sands lobbyists (and consequently the Con government) have been pushing intensity targets for exactly that reason.

But what does it say about the interest of the oil industry and the Cons in living up to even their own flawed rhetoric that per-barrel "intensity" is managing to get worse?

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