This video says about itself:
People & Power speak to native and environmental groups, as well as government and oil industry spokespeople about the impact Alberta’s oil sands development is having on the environment.
From Wild Birds Blog:
Hundreds of Migrating Waterfowl Die in Toxic Pond
The Boreal Songbird Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Canada’s boreal forest, reports that an estimated 500 migrating waterfowl recently died in a toxic tailings pond in Canada’s Tar Sands in the heart of Canada’s boreal forest. The tailings ponds store toxic by-products from the chemical extraction of petroleum from tar sands, and migrating waterfowl sometimes accidentally land in the ponds, especially at night or during inclement weather.
The accidental waterfowl deaths occurred at a facility run by Syncrude in Alberta. The Boreal Songbird Initiative and others are concerned that planned expansions to tar sand operations in the boreal forest will not only destroy pristine forestlands but present additional toxic hazards to wildlife. You can learn more about the bird and wildlife issues related to the Alberta tar sands at the Boreal Songbirds website.You can also read an article about the incidient in the “Edmonton Journal”.
Photo exhibition brings images of environmental destruction from Canada’s tar sands to heart of London: here.
Permit for oil well in South Downs in Britain is ‘act of vandalism’, see here.