Sunday, October 21, 2012

With Friends Like These...

A Messy Relationship

 ~ At the Alberta Tar Sands, how committed are they really?
A spokesman for government department Natural Resources Canada said: "The oil sands are an important strategic resource that we are committed to developing in a socially and environmentally friendly manner." [Emphasis added]
Alberta Tar Sands tailing pond

Alberta Tar Sands dumptruck conga line

The scope of the devastation is hard to capture, but this picture, of "Tar Pit #3" dwarfing the enormous dump trucks, gives a sense:

Alberta Tar Sands Pit #3

Memo from the environment to Canada's Harper government: I don't like your friends.

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