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Our new reputation: Canada the land of dirty oil

The Guardian has just published a new report about the tar sands.

The article is written by John Vidal, their environment editor. The piece includes an article here and this video This is the dirtiest oil in the world

The video consists of Vidal's trip to the tar sands (I assume part of Alberta's "get to know the tar sands" tours) and interviews with the Canadian oil producers in Calgary.

Interesting to see how we are viewed internationally.

Comments

Beijing York said…
Excellent article/video.

That quote from the mechanical engineer at the end of the article basically summarizes why the tar sands will proceed as Harper intends. He cares about the environment but is more concerned with meeting mortgage payments.

The feds and provincial government will milk the economic advantages to the detriment of the rest of Canada and the world. What's sickening is seeing Harper lecturing China and India on their lack of commitment. Such a hateful hypocrite.

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