~ 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]
The scope of the devastation is hard to capture, but this picture, of "Tar Pit #3" dwarfing the enormous dump trucks, gives a sense:
Memo from the environment to Canada's Harper government: I don't like your friends.