Time Out(ed) On The Tar Sands

Thu, 2008-05-29 07:50Ross Gelbspan
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Time Out(ed) On The Tar Sands

I consider Time to be one of the more forward-looking periodicals when it comes to the environment.

But the editors messed up in this week's edition. The June 2 Time carries a breathless feature about the potential petroleum bonanza in Canada's tar sands.

The article's authors are so giddy with the testosterone rush of big-ass earth-moving machines that they forgot what a multifaceted disaster this “bonanza” would be. The magazine quotes tar men in Alberta as they marvel at their own ability to move mountains … literally

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I’ll bet they think that mountaintop-removal coal mining is friggin’ awesome, too.

Time magazine published an article.

Ross Gelbspan didn’t like it.

Remain calm, citizens.

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