Image courtesy of Polluter Harmony
We all know how irresistible Big Oil and politicians find each other -- we were all treated to a lovely reminder of just how special their intimacy is during the BP spill. Remember how Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) fought to reopen more waters to let oil companies drill in -- right in the middle of the spill? Wasn't that nice? Or when Rep Joe Barton (R-TX) made a tender apology to BP because the mean ol' government was being so hard on it? Wasn't that romantic? I thought so. For the second year now, Greenpeace celebrates Valentine's Day with a parody of the cozy relationship between top pols and big oil with their Polluter Harmony e-dating ads. This time, it stars Canadian tar sands defender Peter Kent. Watch:
This special edition Canadian spoofs Environment Minister Peter Kent's real-life affection for the oil industry -- and his unfaltering defense of Canada's tar sands -- represented here by oil industry PR agent Janet. In case you're in need of a refresher on the Canadian tar sands, which have been roundly observed to be among the most environmentally devastating projects on the planet, check here, and remember that as of 2010, they now constitute the US' largest source of imported oil.
No wonder Kent is so in love.
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