Tar Sands Debacle

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Tar Sands Debacle

Postby Zylah » 26 Aug 2011, 15:13

http://dirtyoilsands.org/news/article/n ... ose_oil_pi

Hopefully the fact that they stopped bickering amongst themselves to present a united front on this issue will mean something. :shrug:
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Re: Tar Sands Debacle

Postby DJ Droood » 31 Aug 2011, 00:31

There is an attempt by a conservative political writer up here named Ezra Levant to rebrand the Tar Sands as "ethical oil"...you see, it is much better to buy your oil from a stable democracy with women's rights than Saudi Arabia....the whole "messing up the environment" argument is beside the point!
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Re: Tar Sands Debacle

Postby DJ Droood » 01 Sep 2011, 01:54

Canadian aboriginals chide Gary Doer for promoting oilsands in his job in D.C.
Canadian aboriginals are calling upon Gary Doer, Canada's ambassador to the United States, to stop promoting Alberta's oilsands and TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline as part of his duties in the American capital.

A group of about two dozen native activists, accompanied by Council of Canadians head Maude Barlow, marched upon the Canadian embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday to present a letter to Doer, who was in Winnipeg at the time.
"Manitoba is a province that prides itself on renewable energy resources ... and so for him to be touting tarsands I know must be painful," Thomas-Mueller, a Manitoban Cree, told Plunkett.

"So please compel him to answer the call, especially from First Nations in Canada, who are bearing the human and ecological health crises that the tarsands are creating in our homelands."
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canadian-abori ... 41982.html


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