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‘No proof’: Researcher behind ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry backs off assertion

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A researcher whose work helped immediate Alberta’s inquiry into anti-oilsands campaigns appears to have backed away from certainly one of her main allegations.

Vivian Krause says she has by no means accused U.S. charitable foundations of attempting to landlock Canadian oil to particularly profit American rivals.

That suggestion has been repeated quite a few instances by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and different members of the United Conservative authorities as a justification for the $3.5-million inquiry.

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In a collection of social media posts this week, Krause says she has no proof of such collusion.

She says her concern is that anti-oilsands campaigns could have unintentionally allowed U.S oil manufacturing to extend and didn’t profit the atmosphere.

In a 2016 piece written for the Monetary Publish, Krause wrote that anti-pipeline activism says it’s about local weather change however is absolutely about U.S. financial protectionism.

She has additionally written that she has inquired whether or not it’s authorized for U.S. charities to attempt to affect the worth of oil in that nation by landlocking Canada’s product.




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