Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | November 16, 2012

Tar Sands Damage

The damages the Keystone XL pipeline causes to our ecosystem, to our climate and in our communities is enormous. We have an opportunity to stop it now and we must act in unity…
Don’t forget to RSVP for the rally at the White House this Sunday at www.foe.org/Nov18 and then to show up and party….
Also please sign this pledge to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands oil: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/455/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11912

You wouldn’t want to hook & catch and then look at this fish – let alone eat it…

This fish was caught in an otherwise pristine Canadian lake in Alberta contaminated from the Tar Sands oil leaks

Nov 13th - It's been confirmed that toxic contaminants are building up due to the tar sands, however scientists continue to be muzzled from talking about it.</p>
<p>"Environment Canada scientists have confirmed results published by researchers from the University of Alberta showing contaminants accumulating in the snow near oilsands operations, an internal federal document has revealed. They also discovered contaminants in precipitation from testing in the region.</p>
<p>But the researchers were discouraged from speaking to reporters about their findings, first presented at a November 2011 conference in Boston of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, says the document, released to Postmedia News through access to information.</p>
<p>"It is a good study, and Jane is a very fine young scientist, who should be trusted to comment on her own results," said Schindler in an email. "Similarly, Derek Muir, her supervisor and a co-author, is one of the world's top contaminant experts, and Canadians should be ashamed that he cannot discuss results directly with the public, but must go through an official spokesperson.""</p>
<p>http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Oilsands+research+confirmed/7497652/story.html</p>
<p>-=-</p>
<p>"The Canadian government is working hard behind the scenes to cover up the negative effects that tar sands extraction is having on the local environment, wildlife, communities and the global climate. According to Access to Information documents obtained by Postmedia's Mike De Souza, the Harper government has actively suppressed the release of vital information regarding the spread of tar sands contamination by muzzling federal scientists.</p>
<p>The gag order, according to De Souza, came on the heels of a newly researched government report in November 2011 which confirmed the findings of University of Alberta scientists Erin N. Kelly and David Schindler. The scientists discovered concentrations of toxics such as heavy metals were higher near tar sands operations, showing a positive correlation between tar sands activity and the spread of contaminants in the local environment."</p>
<p>http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/11/08/stephen-harper-hates-science-federal-government-muzzles-scientists-protect-tar-sands-reputation-- kris
It’s been confirmed that toxic contaminants and cancer causing substances are building up due to the tar sands.
Yet the Harper government has continued to muzzle scientists and prevent them from talking about it.

Environment Canada scientists have confirmed results published by researchers from the University of Alberta showing contaminants accumulating in the snow near tar sands operations, an internal federal document has revealed. They also discovered contaminants in precipitation from testing in the region. And fish with cancerous growths abound in the polluted waters…

But the researchers were discouraged from speaking to reporters about their findings, first presented at a November 2011 conference in Boston of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, says the document, released to Postmedia News through access to information.

“It is a good study, and Jane is a very fine young scientist, who should be trusted to comment on her own results,” said Schindler in an email.

“Similarly, Derek Muir, her supervisor and a co-author, is one of the world’s top contaminant experts, and Canadians should be ashamed that he cannot discuss results directly with the public, but must go through an official spokesperson.””

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Oilsands+research+confirmed/7497652/story.html

So long with the friendly Canadians eh?
Yours,
Pano
PS:
Our well meaning Canadian friends are in complete denial about this and we need to intervene and wake them up…  cause they are all thinking of becoming Northern sheiks… and overlook the moronic destruction they cause.
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