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Radio Show on Tar Sands

Posted by mhudema on July 24, 2008

Indigenous Leaders Meet to Strategize Against Bitumen Extraction on Their Lands

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  • Length: 5:09 minutes (4.72 MB)
  • Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The market may be in recession, but the United States is still the
world’s most oil-hungry economy. And its corporations are busy tapping
new energy sources like tar sands, a mixture of sand and an extremely
dense form of petroleum called bitumen. The world’s largest deposits of
tar sands are in North America and companies use it to produce more
than a million barrels of oil per day. But the explosive growth of such
projects has huge environmental costs.  They damage land, air, water,
forests, and the climate. FSRN’s Christina Aanestad traveled to Lee,
Nevada for the 15th annual indigenous environmental network conference
where she talked to people who live in areas environmentally impacted
by bitumen production.

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