What is the Tar Sands? This Week’s M.U.S.T. see Video

Here is this week’s M.U.S.T. see video documentary.  The Keystone XL Pipeline fight is heating up and with the recent Exxon tar sands (dilbit) spill in Arkansas here are some things you should know.

Petropolis was filmed several years ago but the aerial view of the destruction this extreme energy extraction causes is hard to argue.

Petropolis the film was shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler’s “Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands” offers an unparalleled view of the world’s largest industrial extreme energy project.

Canada’s tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate.

It’s an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine’s perspective upon the choreography of others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum’s power is supreme.

There has been a recent accident of Dilbit (Diluted Bitumen) in Arkansas due to an Exxon pipeline spill.  The bitumen (tar sands) came from Alberta, Canada.  The esteemed marine toxicologist and activist Ricki Ott put together a list of things you should know so that you can arm yourself with the facts about what the potential health consequences are.

See her list of things you should know: http://www.ultimatecivics.org/index.php/contact/exxon-pipeline-spill-media-advisory

Tell President Obama that we don’t want the dirty tar sands (dilbit) being transported through America’s heartland.  Say No To the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Important Petition to Sign: http://act.350.org/letter/a_million_strong_against_keystone

 

 

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