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Umatilla Tribe Battles Mega-Loads Headed for Alberta Oil Sands

Umatilla Tribe Battles Mega-Loads Headed for Alberta Oil Sands | Oil Sands | Scoop.it
The Umatilla Tribe and other environmentalists are blocking mega-loads carrying Alberta oil sands equipment through their territory.

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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:32 PM

Kayla Godowa-Tufti, a Warm Springs tribal member, said the shipment was illegal because neither of the tribes have been consulted or given their approval for the shipment despite its route through tribal territory.

 

“They don’t want to uphold these treaty rights,” she said. “They just want to go through with business as usual even though the Tar Sands industry is destructive to the planet and driving climate change.”

 

Because of the potential danger that oil sands crude poses to the environment, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, which includes the Umatilla, Warm Springs, Yakama and Nez Perce tribes, passed a resolution in September opposing the transportation of mega-loads through tribal territories.

 

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Oil sands emissions likely underestimated, study finds

Oil sands emissions likely underestimated, study finds | Oil Sands | Scoop.it
Oil sands development in Alberta
Pollution from Alberta's oil sands: The subject has drawn commentary from everyone and their mothers – and most recently rock star Neil Young.

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Alberta Oilsands environmental impact.

Professor Scott Chang of the University of Alberta suggests a new development up north may not be as bad for forestry as originally thought.
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Alberta's Oil Sands About the Oil Sands

Alberta's Oil Sands About the Oil Sands | Oil Sands | Scoop.it
Oil sands are located in three major areas in northeast Alberta underlying 140,200 square kilometres.

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Here's what Canadians think of the oil sands

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Athabasca oil sands, Alberta | Creative Commons image by Shell
The oil sands industry is possibly the most controversial subject in Canada today.

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The Facts on Oil Sands

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The real facts about Canada's oil sands, brought to you by CAPP

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Organic Social Media's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:31 PM

The real facts about Canada's #oilsands,  an #app brought to you by CAPP. #android #ios

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Oil sands' toxins end up in lakes

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Toxic pollutants released by oil sands mining operations are accumulating in freshwater ecosystems, a study by Canadian researchers suggests.

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Oil Sands: The Resources, The Technologies, The Consequences ...

Oil Sands: The Resources, The Technologies, The Consequences ... | Oil Sands | Scoop.it
What exactly are Canada's oil sands, and how does oil sand extraction work and what's at stake?

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