Check this out website, its a mock travel website devoted to showing everybody the state in which alberta is in the tar sands Please take a quick look and tell a friend. Pretty fucked up shit
What comes to mind when you think about Alberta, Canada? Vast forests
and wilderness, towering mountains and ski hills, rodeos and cowboys?
That might have been true once, but not any more. Alberta is now home
to the largest and most environmentally destructive project on the
planet, as revealed in a new site dedicated to dispelling Alberta's
Traveling Alberta (www.travelingalberta.com) is a mock travel site
that pulls back the curtain on tar sands development and shows the
world what the province is desperately trying to hide: pools of toxic,
deadly water It tells the real story of what travelers will find in
Alberta: massive CO2 emissions, toxic water and the planet's dirtiest
But waging a battle against Big Oil and exposing the world's largest
and most toxic industrial project is no small task, and we need your
help. We need you to VISIT THE SITE, to TELL YOUR FRIENDS and to
SPREAD THE WORD. We need to get our message to the Canadian and
Albertan governments that the world will not accept dirty oil
extracted at the risk of environmental, social and economic health.
And we need to do it now.
The tar sands are the dirtiest source of oil known to man. Unlike
conventional oil operations, the tar sands are extracted by building
huge strip mines or deep in-situ wells. While the rest of the planet
is finding solutions to decrease their carbon footprint, Alberta is
making ours bigger. Already, greenhouse gases from the tar sands are
roughly equal to the emissions of all the cars on the road today in
Canada. And they're growing.
Water used from the tar sands is so contaminated with toxic chemicals
it must be stored in huge "tailings ponds" that are visible from outer
space. A city of two million people uses an amount of water equivalent
to the tar sands annually. And just this past week, about 500 birds
perished after they came in contact with the toxic water. They are
typically scared away by air cannons!
More than 147,000 square kilometers – an area the size of Florida – is
at risk to tar sands development. Yet instead of slowing down
development, this government has approved every single tar sands
proposal that has come across its desk.
This is the dirty image Alberta's Premier will try to address as he
travels throughout the United States and Europe, spending $25 million
dollars to beautify Alberta's image. We need your help to send a clear
message to Premier Ed Stelmach: Stop the Tar Sands and clean up your
If you want to tell the Premier and Prime Minister Stephen Harper that
it doesn't have to be this way. If you want to tell them to clean up
their act and make Alberta a great place to visit again. If you want
to have your voice heard as loud as big oil companies who are
destroying the environment, visit www.travelingalberta.com and tell a