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Ad mockingly invites U.S. governors to watch Alta. ‘dirty oil’ destroy forests

Posted by mhudema on June 29, 2008

EDMONTON — A Washington-based coalition of environmental groups is taking another tongue-in-cheek shot at the Alberta government with a newspaper ad targeting oilsands development.

The ad from the Natural Resources Defence Council features a faux postcard from Premier Ed Stelmach inviting western U.S. governors – who begin meetings Sunday with western premiers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. – to hold their next get-together near the tarsands.

“We can watch as pristine boreal forests and wetlands are destroyed to produce some of the dirtiest oil,” reads the postcard, which sits atop two vacation-style snapshots of an open-pit mine and an oil plant spewing smoke.

“Sunsets over the giant toxic waste lagoons are spectacular – just hope the ducks don’t land as they fly over looking for a place to nest!”

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