Friday, November 6, 2009

CANADA'S HIGHWAY TO HELL:

Before and After: 
The first step in preparing the ground 
for open-pit mining 
is to raze the virgin forest.


Every day approximately 50 new fortune seekers travel north on Canada's Highway 63 to the tar sands of Alberta, to join what may be the world's last great oil rush. The two-lane all-weather highway starts about 100 miles north of the provincial capital, Edmonton, and ends at Fort McMurray, a sprawling city hastily carved out of swampy groves of spruce. The road was originally built in the 1970s to connect a marginal and experimental source of heavy oil with the rest of the country. It has since become a continental artery to a modern-day Klondike that has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States. That's right -- Canada.  GO.READ



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to me that this gets so little press, even when congress isn't fighting.

Mr. Natural said...

Thanks for stopping by. yea, the oil extraction industry wants to do this in areas of the US also. HAYDUKE LIVES!

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.