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Please go to the web site of the photographer GarthLenz and click on his touring exhibit, Tar Nation. Don’t forget to click on the captions. For example this one.

“To date, 4500 square kilometers have been directly impacted by the mines. Alberta Energy has reported that the landscape being indusrialized by rapid tar sands development could easily accommodate one Florida, two New Brunswicks, four Vancouvers and four Vancouver Islands.”

Please then think about it this way. Which is more important to life, a permanent source of food energy (produced and maintained by living organisms – look at the entire exhibit and you will see what they are tearing out) or a one-time source of energy for machines that will destroy productivity of such a large area. Which is more important, your car or your grandchildren’s children?

And you probably want to read the article at Earth Island