TransCanada CEO Russ Girling recently told Financial Post reporter Claudio Cattaneo that he would “love to have a dialogue with environmental groups about actually reducing GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.”
“By forcing oil companies to look at these alternatives, doing it by rail, we are actually increasing GHG emissions. But nobody will engage in a dialogue with me because (Keystone) is too big of a boom for them, for their ability to raise money. They’d rather keep this symbol.”
The All Risk, No Reward Coalition, chaired by Nebraska rancher and landowner Randy Thompson, has taken Mr. Girling up on his invitation, and in a letter sent to him today invited Girling to a public forum to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The full text of the letter is below.