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Greenpeace Tempts Visitors to Toxic Sites

Posted by mhudema on June 26, 2008

Oilsands vacation site tempts visitors with ‘toxic lakes’

Alberta tourism minister disappointed with how province is represented

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2008 | 6:42 PM ET Comments0Recommend27

The Greenpeace website has an address that's similar to Alberta's official tourism page.The Greenpeace website has an address that’s similar to Alberta’s official tourism page. Greenpeace has launched a tongue-in-cheek website touting the tourism potential of the Alberta oilsands.

The site, which has an address similar to Alberta’s official tourism page, is the conservation group’s response to the province’s $25-million campaign to improve the environmental image of Alberta’s energy industry.

The Greenpeace-produced site promises visitors “beautiful black sand beaches [that] stretch for miles,” toxic lakes and clearcut forests.

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