Andrew Nikiforuk, an award winning journalist based in Calgary, Alberta, has been writing about the oil and gas industry since 1985. His last book, Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, won the 2009 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award.
In advance of the awarding of the annual $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing this Wednesday, HuffPost Canada will be running excerpts from the five finalists. Here is author Andrew Nikiforuk, whose book documents "misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and a 100 years of fire suppression [that] released the world's oldest forest manager -- the pine beetle -- from all natural constraints."
The Keystone pipeline will not serve American interests, but delight the Canadian government and its oil lobby. In addition to draining your pocketbooks and further compromising your environmental health, it will enrich Canadian politicians who don't believe in climate change.
10/15/2011 09:08 EDT
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