"Oil Orgy" Shocks Energy Summit (video)

"Oil Orgy" invades Energy Summit from You and I Films on Vimeo.

Blush easy? Judging by the looks on some of the faces in this video, you're not alone. Clearly, members of the Canada-Europe Energy Roundtable are a prudish bunch, too. You can tell when protesters today interrupted their meeting today in London to push back against the UK government's opposition to European legislation that would classify tar sands oil as highly polluting.
From UK Tar Sands Network campaigner Emily Coats:

We interrupted the Energy Round table today because the UK and Canadian governments flirtations are developing into friends with benefits. This seedy relationship puts profits for the oil industry and banks ahead of much needed legislation which will curb emissions from transport fuel in Europe.

According to Friends of the Earth UK:

There has been a huge number of lobbying events - over 110 - organised by the Canadians on tar sands and the FQD since September 2009 until now. This is over one per week. Many more will not be known about. The main messages used at these lobbying events are the "key" role that Canada plays in energy security and that it is a "secure, reliable and abundant" source of energy. At the same time the climatic impact of tar sands have been deliberately downplayed.

On Nov. 6 it will too cold in Washington, DC to strip down to Union Jack and maple leaf skivvies, but you can still join thousands of others at the White House to show President Obama that he has our support if he stands up to the oil lobby and says no to the Keystone XL pipeline. More information here.

Here's a video invitation from Bill McKibben.

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