TransCanada — one of the Tar Sands pipeline companies — isn’t satisfied with undermining environmental laws; it doesn’t even abide by the pipeline safety codes. As TransCanada whistleblower Evan Vokes received a national award yesterday for exposing the TransCanada safety scandal, politicians in Canada are asking Canadians and Americans to trust the pipeline companies and government agencies responsible. In fact, even as oil continues to ooze from earlier ship accidents on the coast of British Columbia, investors and politicians continue to hype the alleged economic benefits to government and industry of expanding oil shipping, all the while neglecting to explain why they can’t clean up the messes that already exist.
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