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Freeze the further developement of the Alberta Tar Sands

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Further destruction of the Northern Alberta Boreal forests through the continuous and growing energy intensive kerogen extraction-mining process is poisoning not only the environment and water of forests of western Canada and the drinking water of native tribes living in the surrounding areas, but also is a world wide threat, increasing the amount of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere that scientist James Hasen has stated will be "Game over" for the climate if allowed to continue. Building pipelines radiating from this huge area of mass destruction to the south and the west will also have the inevitability of destructive major spills of poisonous kerogen tar, likely contaminating rivers, streams and water tables. And finally, the notion of being able to load dozens of huge vessels along the west coast of Canada without an eventual major oil-spill disaster is pure arrogance at best. We therefore urge the Canadian government to put a stop this folly not only for the sake of the environment and the native peoples living in Western Canada, but also for the sake of all of our grandchildren and the future of our planet.

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