STOP: Stop Tar Sands Operations Permanently

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Posted by mhudema on March 28, 2008

 Yes Men Parody Exxon in Calgary


A group called the Yes Men impersonated oil execs at the world’s largest oil conference, held in Calgary, Alberta in 2007, apparently. Maybe it’s bullshit but I think it’s hilarious anyway. The group apparently revealed a new energy source called Vivoleum, which, like Soylent Green, uses the dead bodies of human beings. Awesome.

If you weren’t aware, there’s some shit going down in Alberta over the Athabasca Tar Sands – the most environmentally devastating oil acquisition project in the world. The Tar Sands are, if you were wondering, the reason Canada has rescinded its promise to meet Kyoto Protocol targets; our Prime Minister, one Stephen Harper, has promised Mr W Bush that Canada will more than double oil output from the Tar Sands in order to supply the USA with fuel.

Someone tell me why anyone thought this was a good idea?

Tar Sands Time Out is the Sierra Club’s official Tar Sands activism webpage. Click on to find out what you can do.

Greenpeace has a write a letter to PM Harper campaign; click to send a form letter that you can personalize.
Or find out some more about the Tar Sands.

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