For five years, on my own nickel, I have been following the money and the science behind environmental campaigns and I’ve been doing what the Canada Revenue Agency hasn’t been doing:
I’ve gathered information about the origin and the stated purpose of grants from U.S. foundations to green groups in Canada. My research is based on U.S. tax returns because the U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires greater disclosure from non-profits than does the CRA.
By my analysis and calculations, since 2000, U.S. foundations have granted at least US$300-million to various environmental organizations and campaigns in Canada. (…)
“It’s blood oil,” says the U.K. Tar Sands Network, a member of Rethink Alberta. African diamonds and Canadian oil are a world apart and yet this campaign is trying to associate the two. And they defile the Canadian flag in the process. Among Corporate Ethics’ claims is that oil sands operations will destroy or degrade an area the size of England. England is 130,000 square kilometres. Oil sands operations are currently underway on 663 square km. By law, oil companies are required to restore the land afterward.