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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 07:59 PM
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4. It is not about where you send your money to.
Edited on Wed May-19-10 08:00 PM by liberation
The extraction of oil from those sands means the environment in that area has to be pretty much destroyed: the extraction requires large amounts of water run off which is highly toxic (thus rendering large amounts of water and land pretty much contaminated). Plus the energy required for the process is also not trivial.

It makes oil well extraction look down right moderate in terms of its ecological impact. This is like advocating jumping off a frying pan in order to fall into the open fire. You still get fried in the end.

I find dangerous the arbitrary reasoning/sensibilities many Americans come up in order to justify our unsustainable life styles.
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