Geoff Dembicki @ The Tyee ~ How Big Oil and Canada Thwarted US Carbon Standards: Emails show how a Washington lobbyist enlisted Canadian officials to beat back climate regulation.
Geoff Dembicki @ Salon ~ Big Oil and Canada thwarted U.S. carbon standards: Emails show how a Washington lobbyist enlisted Canadian officials to beat back U.S. carbon standards
The battle-plan is revealed in more 300 pages of personal emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request to the Alberta government. The story in the emails, reported for the first time in Salon and The Tyee, traces a year in the relationship of Michael Whatley, a GOP-connected oil industry lobbyist and his friend, Gary Mar, a smooth-talking and ambitious diplomat at the Canadian embassy in the Washington, DC. (…)