05 Jul '11, 12pm

As Alberta’s Tar Sands Boom, Foes Target Project’s Lifelines

As Alberta’s Tar Sands Boom, Foes Target Project’s Lifelines

As Alberta’s Tar Sands Boom, Foes Target Project’s Lifelines Exploiting North America’s largest oil deposit has destroyed vast stretches of Canada's boreal forest, arousing the ire of those opposed to this massive development of fossil fuels. Now those opponents are battling two major pipelines that would pass through environmentally sensitive Western lands as it moves the oil to market. by jim robbins The Sand Hills of Nebraska are a unique Great Plains prairie ecosystem. The rolling dunes, rising to 300 feet, cover about a quarter of the state, and because the grasses and wildflowers there are adapted to wet, sandy soil, many grow nowhere else. Thousands of ponds and lakes dot the Sand Hills, nourishing the Ogallala Aquifer. This region is an unlikely ground zero for a growing rebellion against a different kind of sand — the Athabascan oil sands of Alberta, 1,400 miles t...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_albertas_tar_sands_boom_f...

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