Oil Sands Truth: Shut Down the Tar Sands
Oil Sands Truth exists to disseminate information regarding the environmental, social and economic impacts of tar sands development projects being proposed and currently in progress. Oilsandstruth.org holds the view that nothing short of a full shut down of all related projects in all corners of North America can realistically tackle climate change and environmental devastation.

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Tar Sands 101

The Tar Sands "Gigaproject" is the largest industrial project in human history and likely also the most destructive. The tar sands mining procedure releases at least three times the CO2 emissions as regular oil production and is slated to become the single largest industrial contributor in North America to Climate Change.

The tar sands are already slated to be the cause of up to the second fastest rate of deforestation on the planet behind the Amazon Rainforest Basin. Currently approved projects will see 3 million barrels of tar sands mock crude produced daily by 2018; for each barrel of oil up to as high as five barrels of water are used.

Human health in many communities has seriously taken a turn for the worse with many causes alleged to be from tar sands production. Tar sands production has led to many serious social issues throughout Alberta, from housing crises to the vast expansion of temporary foreign worker programs that racialize and exploit so-called non-citizens. Infrastructure from pipelines to refineries to super tanker oil traffic on the seas crosses the continent in all directions to allthree major oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.

The mock oil produced primarily is consumed in the United States and helps to subsidize continued wars of aggression against other oil producing nations such as Iraq, Venezuela and Iran.

To understand the tar sands in more depth, continue to our Tar Sands 101 reading list

National Post: MGP Defeated, Alaskan Over-the-Top Pipeline an "optimistic scenario".


"If the project in its current form is indeed on its last legs, it's nothing to be proud of. It would be one of the first energy megaprojects in Canada to fold at such an advanced stage due to cost increases, aboriginal sabotage and federal red tape.

Sierra Legal, Others Suing Alberta over Latest Tarpit Approval

Sierra Legal Suing Alberta over Latest Tarpit Approval
Environmental groups sue over Kearl project

Canadian Press

CALGARY — A coalition of environmental groups has launched legal action in Canada's Federal Court to try to overturn recent regulatory approval of Imperial Oil Ltd.'s massive Kearl Oil Sands project in northern Alberta.

Energy Corporations and Worker Deaths in BC

Much of the gas in the northeast region of British Columbia (and a little from Yukon and the Liard region of the NWT) is already being fed into pipes in the Albertan system. A corridor pipe, short and innocuous seeming, is to be proposed soon, taking this and much much more gas from all over northwestern Turtle Island directly to the tar sands.

This health cost is only going to grow exponentially.


Oil and Gas industry battles worker death toll
41 workers have died in the B.C. oilpatch in the past six years
Michael Kane, Vancouver Sun
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Canada Stocks Rise, Led by Suncor, as Oil Soars on Iran Tension"

When the US/UK make more threats towards Iran, tarsands are worth more. They
want more tarsand oil in order to finish their wars in the Middle East.
It's a perfect match!


Canada Stocks Rise, Led by Suncor, as Oil Soars on Iran Tension

By John Kipphoff

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks fell for a second day, led by
Manulife Financial Corp., after a U.S. durable goods report renewed
concern that Canada's biggest trading partner may slow, and Federal

Big Enviro Groups ‘Holding Back’ Anti-Warming Movement

Big Enviro Groups ‘Holding Back’ Anti-Warming Movement
Some critics call the best mainstream proposals too little, too late

by Megan Tady

The Dominion - http://www.dominionpaper.ca
First published in the US by The NewStandard

The heat is on environmental groups and politicians to churn out proposals
for stabilizing the planet’s rising temperatures, but some
environmentalists say existing plans to cool climate change are timid.
Their criticism reveals a rift between two approaches: preserving the
American way of life at the expense of quicker solutions, or changing the

Tar Sands to Need 20 Candu Nuclear Plants in northern Alberta

Don't let their fluffy title get one hung up. Here's the great news from within this article:

"It [panel] concluded that almost 20 nuclear reactors would be needed just to meet the production growth planned to 2015."

Nuclear energy, all the fresh water and all the natural gas to get the oil by taking out the forests and polluting the air to send bitumen south to Texas and Louisiana! Long live tar sands! Human rights are so twentieth century...


Canada wary of nuclear power for oil sands
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:09 PM EST

Somba Ke: The Money Place

Somba Ke: The Money Place
by Macdonald Stainsby
MRZine December 03/2006

Not many discuss contemporary geopolitics in a way that brings together both the Manhattan Project of the 1940s and today's global Risk-like die rolls for energy resources, but the producers of the documentary Somba Ke: The Money Place have made a film that does precisely that.

Oil spikes $5 on rumors of Iran attack

Oil spikes $5 on rumors of Iran attack

After-hours contract briefly jumps 8 percent on rumors that Iran fired on U.S. warships; navy denies story, crude falls from highs.
March 27 2007: 9:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- U.S. crude futures briefly spiked over $5 a barrel in electronic trading late Tuesday on rumors that Iran fired on U.S. Navy warships.

Crude gave up most of those gains according to one trader after reports of a confrontation were denied.

Telling the truth about Tar Sands cancers? Expect to fight...

The doctor who does not speak of treating both the symptom and the cause of disease is one who sees your lung cancer and does not tell you to quit smoking, or who offers you a beer while explaining you have liver failure.

Why Climate Change issues won't be solved by Politicians or Capitalism

Why Climate Change issues won't be solved by Politicians or Capitalism

Liberals and Conservatives demonstrate hypocrisy on redressing Global Warming

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