Environmentalists' deep pockets dwarf campaign for Keystone

|By:, SA News Editor

Canada's government will spend $24M promoting its oil sands in the next two years, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to U.S. environmental groups who are raising up to $400M/year, Financial Post's Claudia Cattaneo writes.

Defeating the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP) is at the top of the activists' agenda, and the industry that thinks it can merely promise to make the oil sands a little cleaner "is a bit naive about what they are up against... [environmentalists] want to see some scalps."