Neil Young's anti-Tar Sands Tour a Gusher.

From: Dee Nicholson
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 5:08 PM
Subject: Neil Young’s anti-Tar Sands Tour a Gusher…. but still people complain….
The depth of the Toxic Economy of the TAR SANDS exposed
Neil Young has unleashed a massive attack against the Athabasca Tar Sands projects, in support of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal proceedings to honour the treaties that would keep this land safe….
In return, the government is attempting to minimize the importance of this message.
Well, a picture is worth a thousand (or so) words.     Look at the picture
THIS is what Neil Young and the Chipewyans are fighting.
And if YOU do not think this is worth fighting against, if YOU do not think this rape of our land and resources is not criminal, YOU need to give your head a serious shake.  Take a good close look at what this picture says to you, because it is not the only gash in Mother Earth caused by greedy oil men in this country, and the greedy government that lets them do this to our land… for money.
Here is a picture that you MUST SEE before you expound on the idea that “the Tar Sands” is an intelligent and survivable enterprise.
And yes, folks, that IS the Athabasca River flowing within FEET of those toxic tailing ponds.
Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth
Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth
Lloyd Alter
Energy / Renewable Energy
February 19, 2008
Edward Burtynsky
Environmental Defence just released a new report on the Alberta Oil Sands, calling it the most destructive project on Earth. DeSmogblog gleaned some facts from it:
–  Oil sands mining is licensed to use twice the amount of fresh water that the entire city of Calgary uses in a year.
–  At least 90% of the fresh water used in the oil sands ends up in ends up in tailing ponds so toxic that propane cannons are used to keep ducks from landing.-
–  Processing the oil sands uses enough natural gas in a day to heat 3 million homes. –
–  The toxic tailing ponds are considered one of the largest human-made structures in the world. –
The (toxic) ponds span 50 square kilometers and can be seen from space.
–  Producing a barrel of oil from the oil sands produces three times more greenhouse gas emissions than a barrel of conventional oil.
All to keep up the happy motoring! PDF of report here via ::DeSmogBlog
(i.h.  All to keep perpetual profits flowing into corporate coffers – without accountability)
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