Oil! $$$

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Thursday, March 13, 2008 11:22 PM

Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth

by Lloyd Alter, Toronto on[masked]

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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 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!

I can't take it anymore! Must boycott... must do SOMETHING. Check out the big dollar signs in the eyes:

http://www.energyandcapital.com/aqx_p/3547?gclid=CJ6v8LPQi5ICFR0yFQodR1ZjDQ

http://www.dailywealth.com/signups/SDW_oilsands.asp?scode=X350HB03&gclid=CObo2NzSi5ICFR0yFQodR1ZjDQ

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