Help me figure out the lesson that we should draw from an event this week. The Alberta Government, central to perhaps the most disastrous project in North America, is receiving an award for leadership at an Environment Forum. Consider me confused …
The Aspen Institute and National Geographic are banding together to give out six awards as part of the Aspen Environment Forum.
A ceremony to recognize and reward excellence for those making a real and concrete contribution to innovation, implementation, and communication of energy and environmental solutions.
Amid the awardees are some heroes, but some are far from heroes. The “government” awardee: The Province of Alberta, Canada. Yes, that Alberta government which is facilitating what has been called the most destructive project on Earth: devastating Alberta in the rapacious Tar Sands projects. And, this is occurring in the same month that National Georgraphic ran The Canadian Oil Boom: Scraping Bottom.