Friday, 21 February 2014

Trading Water for Fuel is Fracking Crazy

EcoWatch - by David Suzuki

It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. Details here.
A Canadian waterfall. Quantity? For now
Quality? Not so much! PLT photo.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

SO DIFFERENT and YET SO MUCH the SAME: Humans destroy what they all need to Live !
The greed of money; at the expense of ALL.
The Stench of Money… Black Gold. Sun Cor started operations in 1967. Alberta, Canada.
"Aboriginal peoples have had great difficulties maintaining their lands and livelihoods in the face of massive encroachment. The actual reserve or community land base of Aboriginal people has shrunk by almost two-thirds since Confederation and on reserve, resources has largely vanished."
re:…Canadian Royal Commission (1996) on Aboriginal peoples in the Athabasca Tar Sands Region.
The Present…..2014.
Environmentally, it’s impact is already a disaster, a slow motion that is contaminating the basin of one of the largest river systems on this planet.
“The river used to be blue. Now it is brown. Nobody can fish or drink from it.The air is bad.”(re: An elder in a Native community along the Athabasca River.)
Toxic water-dumped into huge ponds, where it eventually will be leaching back into the waters courses.
An area of 54,000 square miles, vulnerable and being devastated, roughly centred on the boom town of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The Yellow Gold. The Black Hills. South Dakota. U.S.A.
In 1868, the U.S. government signed a treaty exempting the Black Hills from all white settlement forever.
However when European Americans discovered gold there in 1874, the government re-assigned
the Sioux, against their wishes to other reservations.
This sparked the fires of the Black Hills War, and the saga of “Custer’s LastStand”
Is this a preview of what is to take place in Canada?

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