Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From the North to the South

Obama will visit Canada tomorrow to be bombarded with Canadian oil lobbyists trying to sell the Alberta Tar Sand's low-yield oil for U.S. energy consumption.

This is the dirtiest fuel on the planet! The mining and processing of these tar sands has an environmental impact beyond the impact of regular oil and gas.

What will this president of "great change" decide? Will he side with the rights of the Indigenous Peoples who rightfully own this land? Will he consider the Minnesotans, Nebraskans, and Louisianan's downstream? We have to hold Obama accountable for what he said he would do for us. The question is, if he doesn't, then what will the we, the people do?

Related Links:

SierraClub factsheet about the Canadian Tarsands

Indigenous Environmental Network

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