This is an impassioned plea by Garth Lenz at Tedx Victoria describing the damage that Tarsands oil production will cause in Canada:-
Tarsands is the reason Canada has changed from a nation fighting climate change (first to sign Kyoto) to the first nation to withdraw from the dubious COP17 compromise. And they have lobbyists in Washington who have exerted enough influence that when Keystone Tarsands was postponed the Republicans came up with a blackmail deal. We will accept taxing the rich if you allow Keystone Tarsands. Just to note the Republican leader John Boehner a key figure in coming up with this blackmail has investments:-
“Environmentalists note that in December 2010, according to Boehner’s financial disclosure forms, he invested $10,000 to $50,000 each in seven firms that had a stake in Canada’s oil sands, the region that produces the oil the pipeline would transport. …”
quoted from here. More on this “crook” in the article.
We live in sick times when business does this. You could see Garth Lenz visibly holding back the tears when he described the First Nation people knowingly giving carcenogenic fish to their kids.
Download movie, H2Oil, from here a more detailed information on Canada’s moneyed change – Keystones Tarsands.
Obama has delayed the pipeline this week thanks to people like those in this clip
They are still pushing ahead with this monstrosity.