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Who Cares? Mine the Tar Sands! by poasterchild Who Cares? Mine the Tar Sands! by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

If you disagree with the views expressed here, please be sure to read my Policy Statement BEFORE you post: [link]

Uh, just because it always comes up, I am being as sarcastic as possible. The mining of the Athabascan tar sands in Canada and the proposed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport the petroleum to be produced represents an environmental catastrophe. The oil contained is a heavy -- almost solid -- form called bitumen, and has to be dissolved with naptha to be removed from the surrounding material. This source of petroleum emits 15% more CO₂ than does conventional petroleum. Moreover, it cannot be mined safely: [link] [link]

Local environmentalists and the First Nations tribes in the region deserves our support. Write to the President and to Secretary of State John Kerry and urge them to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Original hand-written letters are best, even if they are brief.

The Honorable John F. Kerry
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20520

Main Switchboard:
202-647-4000

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Main Switchboard:
202-456-1111
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GeekArtByZentner Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome poster!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
...and this: [link]. What a hoot!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Then, there is this: [link]
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Well, with Hugo Chavez's death, whoever eventually comes to succeed him following the anticipated election next month would ultimately have decisive influence to determine the financial viability of mining Canadian tar sands. If it does go forward, the new president could really do a number on the tar sands financiers, if only briefly, by flooding the refineries with Venezuelan oil.
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Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Canada and I find the Tar Sands to be one of the most awful things that Canadians allow to continue to happen. The Keystone XL is probably one of the most dangerous plans the oil industry has came up with. It's just not safe.
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