Actually, that's Moroun-proofing, but moron and idiot are loose synonyms.
The Harper government is passing legislation that exempts a new Windsor-Detroit bridge from a slew of environmental laws in order to shield it from any legal action U.S. opponents of the project might launch.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a deal in June with Michigan to build a second bridge through Canada’s most important trade conduit, but the U.S. operator of the existing Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit fiercely opposes the plan.
The Canadian government said it anticipates Mr. Moroun or allies would launch legal action in Canada challenging environmental approvals for the new international crossing – and that is why it is heading him off.
The Morouns are spending good money getting a ballot proposal passed to make the bridge subject to a statewide vote on the premise that the Canadians will renig on their pledge to backstop the cost of the bridge and do everything but bring about the Zombie Apocalypse in Michigan.
When that passes, the next refuge of a scoundrel is to become an enviromentalist and try to slow the progress down by lawsuit. That option is closed to them now, at least on the Canadian side of the border.