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Posted by mhudema on July 16, 2008

Heavy oil protest at Telus Centre

Alicia Fox for Metro Calgary
16 July 2008 05:04
ROBIN KUNISKI/for Metro Calgary

A small group of protesters targeted the Heavy Oil Technology conference at the Telus Convention Centre yesterday, protesting the ongoing development of Alberta oilsands.

Accusing the government of “greenwashing,” half a dozen protesters showed up outside the Telus Convention Centre at noon yesterday.

“Our government is insulting our intelligence and lying about (what’s really happening),” said Anna Gerrard, a Greenpeace volunteer, there to protest further development of the oilsands during the Heavy Oil Technologies conference.
“We need to stop adding to the problem,” she said.

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Posted by mhudema on June 27, 2008

Suncor Energy Inc. and other oil companies have their work cut out for them in promoting an eco-friendly image of Alberta’s tar sands.

Environmental groups are cranking up their efforts to counter the public relations campaign launched recently by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

This week, Greenpeace Canada set up a spoof website,, which includes a satiric travelogue encouraging visitors to surf on water diverted from the province’s rivers to the oil sands, parasail on “the unique coal-bed methane and sour gas updrafts,” and fish in the polluted tailing ponds.

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