(Philanthropy Daily) There they go again. The Pew Charitable Trusts are notorious for leading a small group of donors in a successful crusade to fool the U.S. Congress into believing Americans were demanding campaign finance “reform.” Now it turns out the Trusts and their friends have spent the last decade pulling a similar scam on Canada’s government.

Specifically, Pew and their posse have underwritten a crusade by Canadian environmentalist nonprofits to obstruct the development of the Great White North’s oil sands resources. That obstruction in turn obstructs the possibility of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would connect Canada’s booming oil production with American refineries, and thereby boost both nations’ GDP, create thousands of new jobs, and reduce America’s dependence on oil from nations that are rather less friendly than Canada.

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