Ezra Levant, part of Sun News and cofounder of the Rebel Dot Media in Canada joined Glenn on radio Friday morning to discuss the void that America is leaving in the world. During their discussion the Keystone Pipeline and American oil came up, and Levant provided one of the best big oil arguments we've ever heard.
Levant allowed his knowledge to flow on the radio show discussing how conflict oil from say, Venezuela is not just conflict oil, but it also has "a higher carbon footprint." The list of reasons he had for U.S. oil included "environmentally responsible," "peaceful," "treats workers right," "human rights." Wow! All things that the liberal left is constantly promoting.
Listen to more of Ezra's great arguments for oil that had Stu saying " these are fantastic" below.
Rough Transcript Below:
EZRA: Canada has always exported our oil to the United States. And about ten years ago, the oil sands came on big time. 173 billion barrels. As much oil as in Saudi Arabia. We want to sell it to our favorite people, instead of shipping it to China. India. People who are thirsty for it. But why wouldn't we sell it to you? Now, fracking has put a lot of oil online in North Dakota. In Texas again. But you still are importing, what, six, 7 million barrels a day. But every day, your president says no to Keystone XL. He's saying yes to Venezuelan crude. Not only is what I call conflict oil compared to our ethical oil.
GLENN: It's like blood diamonds. It's blood oil.
EZRA: Exactly. I'm not just talking about human rights. But even environmentally, it has a higher carbon footprint. Ethical oil, it should be a liberal idea. Environmentally responsible. Peaceful. Treats workers right. Human rights. Those are left-wing arguments traditionally. Where are the progressives saying I don't want Sharia oil? I don't want gay-hanging women-stoning oil?
GLENN: That is a great way to phrase that. Stop with the gay-hanging antiwoman oil.
EZRA: Thomas Styre HEP is from San Francisco. Very progressive city. He's lobbying against ethanol oil from Canada. What do you prefer? You like your Iranian oil and Saudi oil?
GLENN: Can we steal this? Erase these tapes so we look like we're geniuses. Forget Ezra what's-his-face. This is a great argument.
EZRA: On the gas side. Gas problem. Biggest gas natural gas company in the world controlled by Putin. That's his real weapon over Europe.
GLENN: I know.
EZRA: He turned off the pipes --
GLENN: Ronald Reagan talked about this. He said the day that Europe completes a pipeline and gives that power to -- to Russia, will be the end of the West in Europe.
EZRA: How did you put sanctions on a guy who sells one-third of the energy to Germany? You're lucky he doesn't put sanctions on Germany. How do you fight back when you're so integrated like that?
STU: Now, with the Keystone Pipeline, you'll produce the oil anyway. Whether we use it or it goes somewhere else.
EZRA: First of all, it's coming on by train. Which is not as safe as by coming by pipe.
STU: And also not as environmentally friendly as being transported with trucks and trains instead of pipeline, which is the most environmentally friendly way to do it anyway. Even the energy science magazine has pointed this out. Not just crazy conservatives. Yet environmentalists stop to fight the pipeline when this oil will be used anyway.
EZRA: I like to point out that Greenpeace have never protested against the big oil companies. Exxon is not a big oil company. Shell. BP. Those resident big. Those are dwarfed by Saudi ARAMCO. Iran national oil company. We think Exxon is the biggest oil company in the world. In some measures it is. It's not as big as the Saudis because they don't have the same public disclosures. They don't have shareholder meetings. They don't have a free press and a Jewish. The Jewish. You don't sue, because it's owned by the kings. He doesn't sue himself. You don't have a free press covering these things. The Greenpeaces of the world, why don't they ever argue against the super-duper majors. Why aren't they ever protesting against Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela. I'm not saying go there and put themselves in physical jeopardy.
GLENN: Have you heard these arguments before?
STU: These are fantastic.
GLENN: You have to come down south more often. Come out of the cold.