An interesting point made in this month’s cover story for Oilsands Review,

“The blame game behind the anti-Keystone XL campaign was made possible by a paradigm shift in the consciousness of American environmentalists. The traditional environmentalist sought to reduce their footprint by limiting material consumption. But this, unfortunately, demands an austere lifestyle that is out of touch with today’s mainstream culture. Today’s self-dubbed environmentalists can now maintain a consumption-driven lifestyle. They only need to ensure their consumables are green. As a result, they can conveniently offload the responsibility for environmental performance from the demand side (consumer) to the supply side (producer).”