UK Guardian Video: Canada Oilsands the 'bottom of the barrel'

…the country famed for its wilderness and clean living finds itself caught between fuelling the world's oil-hungry economy and the ecological devastation and soaring greenhouse gas emissions that exploiting the tar sands produce.”

The UK Guardian has just posted a comprehensive report on Canada's oilsands operations called, Oil Sands: Canada's dirty secret.

There's also a great 4-minute video by Guardian environment editor John Vidal.

Also check out DeSmog's “Top 10 Facts About the Alberta Oilsands” page.  


The Tar Sands are Canada’s biggest shame…

Alberta is a horrible place… I had to leave after living there for almost 50 years. It is now polluted, selfish, and completely sold out to oil interests. The booming economy was hard for anyone not in the oil industry, and even oil workers were having a hard time keeping up to rising food and housing prices. All that development was not good for anyone but the big oil corps and their filty rich execs.

  The human rights violations of the Fort Chip peoples [cancers from toxins from the Tar Sands] is another huge shame for Canada and Alberta, perhaps the worst shame of all.