Persistent Polar Bears Picket Prentice

By Brant Ran

Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice wrapped up his visit with US Cabinet and Congressional Leaders yesterday, but not without interruption. RAN received the following dispatch from Paul R. Bear from Washington, D.C.

After I heard about Prentice making a visit to DC, I grabbed a couple of buddy-bears and made a bee-line for the beltway. By developing the tar sands without a plan for reducing carbon emissions, Canada’s not taking climate change seriously and we wanted to be sure Prentice didn’t misrepresent that to Congress and the White House.

From the sound of it, the bears may have made a difference. The Toronto star quoted one Canadian official as saying “we are getting killed on oil sands.” Let’s just hope the bears don’t.

Polar Bears Picket Prentice