It appears that there are 'no holds barred' in the Harper government's attempts to get U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Over the past several weeks, Ministers Baird, Oliver and Kent have made numerous trips to Washington D.C. to lobby lawmakers about the controversial project that could transport up 830,000 barrels of oil per day from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.
On Wednesday — in the U.S. capital — Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver advanced the government's aggressive strategy when he lashed out at James Hansen, a prominent U.S. scientist who once suggested that the end of the civilization could be nigh, thanks to Alberta's 'tar sands.'0
"It does not advance the debate when people make exaggerated comments that are not rooted in the facts. And he should know that," Oliver told reporters, following a speech at a think tank.
Oliver wasn't done. He went on CBC's Power and Politics to jab some more.
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