08 Jun '12, 5pm

Conspiracy of the day: American nonprofits oppose Canadian tar sands

Conspiracy of the day: American nonprofits oppose Canadian tar sands

Here’s a multiple choice question for you. Please circle the correct answer on your screen with a permanent marker, using a Sharpie™-brand pen in blue or black, for our system to read it properly. The question: Why would American organizations contribute money to Canadian environmental nonprofits that are fighting, among other things, against the expansion of Alberta’s oil sands and pipelines? Because they support efforts to minimize the damage oil-sands development is doing to regions of Alberta . Because they believe that extraction and processing of oil sands and other fossil fuels is bad for the environment more broadly, given the challenge posed by climate change and other forms of pollution. Because they are concerned about ancillary environmental issues in Alberta and globally which the work of these nonprofits helps. Because they only want to help America’s renewab...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/conspiracy-of-the-day-american-non-...

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