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Polluters can be lovers too

Polluters can be lovers too

Today on Valentines Day it is good to know that love is for everybody. Also for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!

Sometimes, politicians, polluters and lobbyists are so busy that they don’t have time to find those perfect relationships.
Therefore Greenpeace Canada made PolluterHarmony, the #1 matchmaking site.

In the video above Oil Executive Janet and Environment Minister Peter shared their success story on PolluterHarmony.
Janet: “He saw my true market value.”

Comedians Peter Keleghan (18 to Life, Made in Canada, The Newsroom) and Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie, Second City) play the happy couple as they talk about their romance, do dying-duck imitations and shred a copy of a report on water monitoring.

Debra McGrath: “The tar sands are a blight on Canada and should be stopped. I was happy to have the chance to do this video and help send a message to Canadians that we should all be concerned about the environmental destruction in the tar sands and the need for Canada to do more to build more clean energy.”

Peter Keleghan: “I’m concerned about the air pollution and other emissions from tar sands operations in Alberta and the impact they are having on the environment and communities. I see the humour in this video as a way to reach large numbers of Canadians and get them to ask the federal and Alberta governments to stop the tar sands and support sustainable energy.”

Related post about tar sands in Canada:
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PolluterHarmony was a campaign from Greenpeace U.S.A. from origin showing the irony that polluters are champions in matchmaking business wise. It is the instrument which make their business big. The work of lobbyists makes polluters resistant for public opinion.

The target for Greenpeace Canada is the federal Environment Minister Peter Kent.

When Peter Kent was named the federal Environment Minister he immediately began to defend the dirty oil from the tar sands. Worse, he announced that the Harper government would not bring in any new environmental regulations that would hurt the bottom line of oil companies.
This linking of oil and state is not what an environment minister should be doing.

“Since he was named Environment Minister, Peter Kent has acted more as a spokesman for the dirty tar sands industry than as a protector of the environment,” said Keith Stewart, climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace. “The video uses humour to make the point, but the way the Harper government is prioritizing oil company profits over the public interest is no laughing matter.”

Viewers can read about other successful matches between politicians and oil industry execs, including Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner and new oilsands monitoring chair, Hal Kvisle, and send a “love note” to Minister Kent.

Jeff’s Story, the video from last year from Greenpeace U.S.A.:

Greenpeace Canada

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