Posted by: David McKay | January 7, 2013

Tar Sands In My Backyard?

I have been aware of the tar sands – one of the largest industrial projects on the face of the planet – for a few years now. What can I tell you about it? Let’s start with a picture:
tar sands

The boreal forests of Canada support an abundance of flora and fauna: 85 species of mammals, 130 species of fish, 32,000 species of insects. Let us not forget the 300 species of birds that nest there.

The picture above is what’s left of a boreal forest after it has been worked over by the only mammal still living there – the human.

Canada wants to send tar sands bitumen through a pipe line across the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Read about it here in Bitumen in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

I say, “Fuck that.”

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