Monday, 10 July 2017

Make Suncor Clean up Half-a-Billion Litres of Poisonous Tailings Sludge. PLEASE SIGN PETITION!

There are 1.2 TRILLION litres of toxic tailings pond sludge in Alberta. And one tar sands corporation is trying to postpone its share of the clean-up until 2085.
We are going to stop this. 

Tell Suncor its tailings mess can't wait 70 more years. Clean it up now.
Larry,
Right now, the biggest company in the Alberta tar sands is trying to rewrite the rules of how big oil is going to have to deal with toxic tailings waste.
Suncor is trying to get the Alberta government to allow it to wait to clean up its tailings until 2085.
But it gets worse. Suncor's strategy to "clean up" literally 525 billion litres of poisonous tailings sludge involves dumping it into a hole and capping it with water. That's it.This half-baked plan is nothing more than Suncor’s thinly veiled excuse to avoid cleaning up the after-party of a 50-year fossil fuel extraction binge fest.
We have zero guarantees that corporations like Suncor will even be around in three-quarters of a century -- let alone have the resources or motivation to clean their messes up.

The Uninhabitable Earth

New York Magazine
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think. Story here.

PinP photo

Study warns about the impact of the carp in shallow lakes with high ecological value for the preservation of waterbirds

ScienceDaily


The presence of the carp, a freshwater invasive species spread worldwide, is alarmingly reducing the populations of diving ducks and waterbirds, according to a study. Story here.

One of the carps' victims, the white-Headed Duck. Photo by Ken Billington.