Dirty Oil

16th March 2010 by

Did you know Canada supplies more oil to the U.S than the Middle East? I didn’t before the other night, when I went to the premiere screening of new film Dirty Oil. As well as thoroughly enjoying myself celeb-spotting (Neve Campbell! that CBBC presenter Josie D’Arby! Some guys so good-looking they must have been famous!) I learnt about the CRAZY world of Canada’s tar sands.

Now, I don’t want to go all good guy / bad guy on you, but the tar sands are basically evil. They are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas pollution in Canada, they are polluting the water, destroying the Boreal Forest, deforming fish and wildlife in all kinds of nasty ways, and elevating cancer rates in communities downstream, many of which are indigenous (or first nations) communities. Read the rest of this entry »


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