Thursday, November 06, 2014

Tar-sands industry loses $17.1 billion thanks to public opposition



Here’s some good news for your tar-sands blues: Grassroots activism makes a difference!

$17.1 billion of difference, in fact. According to a new report produced by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Oil Change International, oil companies and investors looking to gain from Alberta’s tar sands lost a whopping $30.9 billion between 2010 and 2013.

WHY? People are becoming aware what's been happening out there and a lot more aware of these issues now than in the past. There has been more pressure on the government to address the environmental concerns, the health issues and indigenous rights violations. Just three years ago most people had never heard of the Alberta Tar Sands, and those that did, didn't really know what it was, what type of oil it produced, or how it was refined. Here are 10 top facts about the Alberta Oil Sands

You decide if this is in your best interest, or another buck or two for big oil and the Koch-Sucker Brothers.

Other Links:
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/04/3588893/tar-sands-17-billion-activism/






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