NDP MP Brian Masse makes the New York Times

- May 18th, 2013

Ian Austen, who reports for the New York Times about Canada,  only quotes opposition MP, New Democrat Brian Masse, in a piece that takes a look at one of the side effects of Alberta oil.

“Here’s a little bit of Alberta,” said Brian Masse, one of Windsor’s Parliament members. “For those that thought they were immune from the oil sands and the consequences of them, we’re now seeing up front and center that we’re not.”

Mr. Masse wants the International Joint Commission, the bilateral agency that governs the Great Lakes, to investigate the pile. Michigan’s state environmental regulatory agency has submitted a formal request to Detroit Bulk Storage, the company holding the material for Koch Carbon, to change its storage methods. Michigan politicians and environmental groups have also joined cause with Windsor residents. Paul Baltzer, a spokesman for Koch’s parent company, Koch Companies Public Sector, did not respond to questions about its storage or the ultimate destination of the petroleum coke.

Coke, which is mainly carbon, is an essential ingredient in steelmaking as well as producing the electrical anodes used to make aluminum.

via Mountain of Petroleum Coke From Oil Sands Rises in Detroit – NYTimes.com.

Categories: Energy, Environment, Politics/NDP

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3 comments

  1. Blake Dunlop says:

    So what’s your point here, David?

  2. Philip Martin, PhD. says:

    Rather typical NDP like mad dog Mulcair who is opposed to all resource development. The NDP who are famous for giving away other peoples money while never understanding how to generate their own belive in a glass have empty all the time. Most Canadians and I think most Americans object to this extremist socialist doctrine.
    NDP are wiped out in BC and soon will be wiped out in the next Federal election. When you trash Canada in another nation for whatever reason you dont deserve to represent Canadians in any political forum or stripe.
    NDP and Council of Canadians are the Darth Vaders of Canada…the MEAN LEFTIE SIDE who hate this country and all it stands for.

  3. RockyRacoon says:

    The Criminal Party of Canada lead by Steven Harper will soon be queuing up in one of the new prisons Harper is wasting tax money on. I can’t wait to see it happen every day brings us a little closer. The jig will soon be up.
    RR

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