Canada's New Environment Minister's Job: Shill The Tar Sands as "Ethical Oil"
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Peter Kent Official Portrait Most environment ministers' job is to protect the environment; not in Canada. There, the environment minister is a shill for the tar stands industry. The new minister isn't camera shy, either; he is Peter Kent, former TV anchor for Canada's biggest news show. (He is the brother of Arthur Kent , the "Scud Stud" of the 1991 gulf war) His pitch on the tar sands: it's not dirty oil, it's ethical oil. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger