A Dazzling Display of America's 'Can't Do' Spirit

Wed, 2008-06-04 07:19Ross Gelbspan
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A Dazzling Display of America's 'Can't Do' Spirit

The United States will tell a July meeting of the Group of Eight rich nations that it cannot meet big cuts in emissions of planet-warming gases by 2020, its chief climate negotiator Harlan Watson said. “It's frankly not do-able for us,” he said, referring to a goal for rich countries to curb greenhouse gases by 25-40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.

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For a change, the Bush administration is actually borrowing a page of the Harper government’s playbook, instead of the usual way around.

Remember when Harper and his Harpies announced that Canada could not meet its Kyoto requirements - thus using this as an excuse to dump the treaty?

Ah yes - good times. Good times indeed …

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For more than a year, oil giant BP has waged a massive public relations battle to convince Americans that the company has been bamboozled by the oil spill claims process relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout.

This BP PR campaign has involved full-page newspaper ads paid for...

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