Alberta Tar Sands Disaster

| June 30, 2015 | 4 Replies

Stunning, shocking video. We’ve GOT to get off of carbon fuel. Albert tar sands area is already bigger than England. “The mass extraction of fossil fuels from our earth does untold amounts of damage. Yet, many still deny that the damage being done by the oil industry is anything to be concerned about. If you ever doubted the amount of damage being done by the oil industry, just watch this video.”


Category: Energy, Environment, global warming, Risks and Dangers

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    I disagree that the damage is being done by the oil industry. It is being done by all the people (e.g., the drivers) who buy the products (e.g., the gasoline, diesel, etc.) that are produced from the tar sands. Without that demand, supply or prices (or both) would fall and, eventually, the tar sand mines would become uneconomical to operate. The way to stop the mine is to drive less and ride a bicycle instead.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      Grumpy – agreed. It’s like blaming drug dealers without looking at he conduct of ultimate users. Problem is that we’ve designed most cities in such a way to make bike riding a challenge for most people. But I agree, many of us can do better. I’m patting myself on the back, because I’ve ridden my bike about 70 miles this week, all of it commuting, and none of it trail riding. It’s a good feeling.

    • Edgar Montrose says:

      I bicycle for recreation, but for many errands I walk. Believe me, when it comes to the need for dodging cars, a pedestrian in a crosswalk is no better off than a cyclist in the traffic lane.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    I did my grocery shopping on foot today. I took one of those three-wheeled strollers that is built to hold two children. It had more than enough room for the shopping-cart-load of groceries I bought. The trip to the store is only about 2 miles, so walking took less than an hour each way. If the distance were longer, I would fasten the stroller to my bicycle and tow it like a trailer. On a hot day like today, I pack the frozen veggies with the perishable foods, so the former helps keep the latter cool during the trip.

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