‘Worst case scenario’ for tar sands coming to life, leaked documents show

In the Austin, Texas-based office of global intelligence firm Stratfor, the “Shadow CIA”, a curious string of names from BC were being mentioned as part of an oil sands presentation. West Coast Environmental Law. Dogwood Initiative. Environmental Defence. They were among 24 groups identified by Stratfor as leaders in the anti-tar sands push. The presentation was prepared by Stratfor in 2010, when North America’s oil industry was mulling over how to deal with the growing anti-tar sands movement. It was by WikiLeaks, the same group that leaked emails from Stratfor last year suggesting that the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline could end up costing $15 billion instead of the proposed $5.5 billion. 

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