Today 36 Norwegian organizations sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stoltenbergexpressing opposition to development of Canadian tar sands by Statoil (the Norwegian state is majority shareholder of Statoil). Signatories include not only environmental organizations, but a broad public spectrum, including, appropriately, many youth organizations. It is encouraging that Norwegian youth press their government to stop supporting tar
A tar sands tailings pond in Alberta, Canada. (Photo: NWFblogs/ Flickr)sands development, given the fact that Norway saves much of its oil earnings for future generations and given the fact that Norway is not likely among the nations that will suffer most from climate change.