These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands

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    Feb 02, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    "Canada's economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness. [emphasis added]

    Development of the world's third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion annual paycheck to the Canadian government and 75,000 immediate jobs.

    But many are aghast at the project, which is also the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas in Canada.

    When you see the pictures, you may feel the same. We're not saying the project is good or bad. We're just saying the scale and severity of what's happening in Alberta will make your spine tingle."

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    Just a few of the pics:




    "As the sand finally dries it turns white — sound cannons still boom to scare birds away though — especially after a 2010 incident where hundreds of ducks landed on a roadside pond and died."

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    Feb 03, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    Say, I have a great idea.

    Let's get Riddie one of these and he can go live there, as he thinks it's all hunky-dory and perfectly safe n all fine. He can grow some veggies and raise some chickens in that spectacular environment, and then get back to us on how that's going. Oh, and he has to drink that water.