Tags: Tar Sands
Part II of my October 15th, 2011 radio show was with Jamie Henn of The Tar Sands Action based in San Francisco, CA.
Check out Tar Sands Action at www.tarsandsaction.org
Jamie Henn described to us on the show what sounds like a scene from a movie on world destruction and the aftermath of man’s foolish disregard for the natural environment that gives life.
The above photograph of Alberta “Before and After” a Tar Sands extraction by the usual “Big Oil” players is clearly a grim reality of the environmental devastation and permanent destruction of our Oxygen-giving Forests….. and ALL wildlife that depends upon the livelihood of these Forests…. All the trees, streams, lakes, meadows, birds, flora, and every indigenous animal species that have nested and brought forth life in these Forests since the beginning of this Creation is gone.
Who can turn their back on this overt, obvious, even hateful desecration of our natural world that we all depend upon for our water resources, food, air quality, and life itself?
Why has the Canadian Government [and the US Government, too] turned their back on this “Terminator” style Environmental Annihilation that devastates that local people whose livelihoods and very existence is dependent upon the beautiful Forests in Alberta to remain intact? This, by the way, is VERY similar to the devastation of the natural waterways and coastline in the entire Gulf of Mexico from the enormous greed, corruption and back-room ‘favors’ that leave the local businesses and ordinary people victimized by the aftermath of such destruction.
The Pipeline that both the Canadian and U.S. elected officials want to construct with Taxpayer dollars [but benefitting the few Oil/Gas companies directly and EXCLUSIVELY] will destroy the waterways and air quality and wildlife migration and quality of life in every state that it is slated to pass through until its target destination of the Gulf of Mexico.
Who are the madmen behind this asinine plan to bring “energy” that is dirty, destructive, permanently scarring to the planet, ruining of water and air and all life…. How is this defined as “Energy” by the Bureaucrats that justify all of this destruction for the financial benefit of a few?
All oil, gas and coal is NON-Renewable. The Earth cannot sustain this massive destruction of its natural resources to extrapolate such an outdated paradigm of Energy production?
Where are the HEALTHY, GREEN, ECO-FRIENDLY, SUSTAINABLE “Energy” plans that should, instead, be supported by Tax Dollars?
Look at the energy, resources and power it takes to create one barrel of dirty oil. It takes four Litres of Water to produce one Litre of Oil.
This makes no common sense. Is this what we are to accept? A natural world permanently destroyed for dirty, unsustainable, outdated, unethical “Energy” when clean alternatives actually exist that would make all of this obsolete?
Please take action. Write your National/State Representatives, email, call, tell your friends, set up local chapters to stop this madness, and support the many organizations like The Tar Sands Action Organization to support the bright idea of CLEAN Energy and to bring your collective, powerful, taxpayer citizen voice to bring to an END the destruction of our world as we know it for dirty energy and the dirty, “industrial revolution thinking” that arrogantly believes that they can destroy our planet by giving blood money donations to corrupted Bureaucrats.
The Time Is Now. Clearly, tomorrow is too late.