Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The World’s Dirtiest Oil

Learn the facts about tar sands oil.  In this YouTube video from TEDxVictoria, Garth Lenz alternates photographic footage of the land as it presently is, with land after it has been affected by tar sands mining operations. 

Besides subjecting large swaths of land to strip mining, the extraction process has also so far produced the largest toxic impoundments in the history of the planet.  So far, the water polluted and then impounded as the result of tar sands mining could cover Lake Eerie with a foot of water.   Then, Lenz reminds us, “Let’s face it, we all live downstream ….”

This collage of Tar Sand mining operations was created by Jungbim and used courtesy of author and of Wikimedia Commons





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