Freitag, 27. Januar 2012

Es geht auch anders

Politiker müssen nicht Speichellecker der Grünen sein. Das ist in Deutschland schwer vorstellbar, aber in zivilisierteren Staaten des Westens durchaus möglich. Ein Beispiel dafür gibt Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources in Kanada. In einem vor kurzem veröffentlichten offenen Brief schrieb er:

"Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade. Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth. No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydro-electric dams.

These groups threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest. They attract jet-setting celebrities with some of the largest personal carbon footprints in the world to lecture Canadians not to develop our natural resources.

Finally, if all other avenues have failed, they will take a quintessential American approach: sue everyone and anyone to delay the project even further. They do this because they know it can work. It works because it helps them to achieve their ultimate objective: delay a project to the point it becomes economically unviable."

Hat jemals ein deutscher Politiker so klare Worte gefunden?

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