Michael Platt has the sordid story:
Hence, even as Redford welcomes 50,000 fuel-wasting guests to his annual Sundance film festival, and DiCaprio burns thousands of unnecessary litres using his private jet, they continue to complain about oil.
Now there’s a new target: Canada’s $5.5-billion Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, needed to carry Alberta bitumen to B.C.’s west coast.
Regulatory hearings for the vital pipeline commence next Tuesday in Kitimaat Village, B.C. — and predictably, the celebrities are back, carrying another message of oilsands hate. (…)
[Kevin] Bacon — another private jet aficionado — joins Redford and DiCaprio as spokesman for U.S. environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council, which helped hobble the Keystone project.
When they’re not playing with fuel-burning toys or tending private vineyards — an eco-nightmare in itself — Redford and DiCaprio are “directors” of Natural Resources Defense Council.
As reported at OurDecision.ca, groups similar to the National Resources Defense Council and other anti-pipeline lobbyists aren’t exactly an all-Canadian “grassroots” organization.
And follow the minute by minute debate on Twitter: @OurDecision_ca