29 Nov '11, 4pm

Could politicians be charged with 'ecocide' if they approve tar sands pipeline? #tarsands #ecocide

Could politicians be charged with 'ecocide' if they approve tar sands pipeline? #tarsands #ecocide

'The first thing you notice is that the forest just stops,' says Malaika Aleba. 'The land is desert-like and sandy - very strange for Alberta - almost like what Afghanistan looks like on the news. Canons are fired every so often to scare off the birds. The sky turns grey, then brownish. The air stinks and you see monster trucks driving everywhere as well as drug testing signs posted for the workers.' Aleba, a 23-year old environmental activist from Alberta, Canada, is describing what the Athabasca tar sands, located near the small Alberta town of Fort McMurray, looked like the first time she visited. Perhaps unknowingly, she is also describing something that a growing group of environmental activists and legal professionals want to bring global recognition to: ecocide. Ecocide, according to barrister and environmental lawyer Polly Higgins, is not only a crime against natur...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/investigations/politics_and_e...

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treehugger.com 02 Dec '11, 12am

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