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Save Wildlife and Nature in Alberta, Canada

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Stop Oil Companies destroying of Wildlife and Nature.

The stink of tar, black and gray waste water lakes dominate the landscape.
The search for oil kills wild in areas of Alberta, Canada.

User harsh methods
In the province of Alberta are one of the largest oil reserves in the world, but to get the black gold industry uses very harsh methods.

The precious drops are either bound in the surface of the second or hiding as hard lumps deep underground.

So scratch the surface the industry and hence the plants of the countryside in search of oil sands. And to release oil from the sands, companies must spend large amounts of chemicals.

Dead birds
The oil industry, including the Norwegian oil company Statoil, have invested more than 1000 billion dollars in the region and it has left its mark.

Among others, there are many large water lakes that are cheerless close to the rich wildlife and the Athabasca River.

- When ducks or geese landing here, they are dying. Last year, landed a flock of 1,600 birds, and they died.

Indians with cancer
Oil extraction has also had major consequences for Indians in the area, which for millennia have lived fish in the water and animals in the forest.

The City of Fort Chipyean by just 1,200 inhabitants located on Athabasca River, which carries heavy metals such as mercury.

- All seem to get cancer. People are dying of it, too, young people, says one of the residents Bill Tuccaro.

Statoil drilling field south of Fort Mcmurray - in the middle of Alberta magnificent scenery. The oil here is so deep in the ground that Statoil can not simply peel surface and press it for oil. Instead, Statoil use another widespread - and extremely energy-intensive method.

Statoil bought the rights to oil extraction in 1100 square kilometers in Alberta. This is an area almost as large as Los Angeles.

Large CO2 pollution
Statoil plan is to drill down to layers with oil sands. Oil is down here is tough as a hockey-puck. To make the oil floating Statoil will pump huge quantities of 265 degrees hot water into the pipes. The oil around the pipes will now be hot and liquid - and the oil can then be sucked up to the surface and cleaned.

This method is called, said - and has been sharply criticized by experts and environmental organizations for its high level of CO2 emissions.

Statoil will this method emit about 10 times as much CO2 as in normal oil extraction in the North Sea.

Stop the Tar Sands--the most environmentally destructive project on the planet,

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper


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