14 Feb '12, 8pm

Canada's Tar Sands: So Destructive It Makes Its Well-Paid Workers Want to Quit (Video)

Amidst all the political wrangling over the Keystone XL pipeline , some may lose sight of what the fight is ultimately about. And that, of course, is one of the most environmentally devastating projects ever undertaken: the tar sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada. Today, a Reddit user who says he was until recently a well-paid tar sands worker, shared the following video—along with why he quit his job over moral objections to the destruction his work was helping to cause. The video is a year old, but none of the fundamental facts presented therein have changed. The tar sands are still a blight of epic proportions, and the U.S. oil industry and the conservative political establishment are vying to squeeze even more oil out of it. It's still resulting in the destruction of Canada's Boreal forest, one of the last and largest swaths of pristine forest in the world—it's b...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/canadas-tar-sands-...

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