Archive for the ‘Alberta oil sands’ Category

500 Dead Ducks vs 30,000 Dead Birds

May 4, 2008

Editor:

According to the Edmonton Journal 500 ducks died after landing in a toxic tailing pond at the Syncrude oilsands project in northern Alberta.

From the Journal

“As the week wore on and photos of oily ducks hit front pages and newscasts, Stelmach tried to downplay the issue with what he called perspective.

“It’s well known that on an annual basis, the minimum number of birds killed by wind turbines is around 30,000 (in the United States),” he said Thursday”. Full story at the Journal

He has a point. Why do 500 ducks killed by the oil industry cause such an outrage and the death of thousands of birds and bats killed by wind turbines have no impact on the public.

Is it because the ducks were killed by the oil industry?

If the environmentalists are outraged over the duck kill they should be outraged over the thousands of birds and bats killed by wind turbines.

If the oilsands are to be fined for the ducks killed then the wind industry should be fined for every bird and bat killed. Sounds fair to me.

I hate to see any animal hurt or suffer and those that hurt animals should be penalized.

People are at risk from both industries just like the birds. But you never hear or read about the people affected. Have people become less important than animals? The answer according to the UN is yes. They want to see a 4 billion reduction in the number of people on the earth. That is sustainability to the elites. Read Agenda 21

People downstream of the oilsands are suffering health problems. When a doctor notified Health Canada he was told there was no problem and to shut up. The doctor couldn’t believe that Health Canada didn’t launch an investigation.

People living near wind turbines also suffer health problems. They are described both by the govt, and the industry as Nibmys and complainers. They are neither. They cannot believe no one has ordered a health study.

In both cases the govt. has crawled into bed with industry. It’s ironic that even though they are in bed together, it is the public that is getting F@#&ed in both cases.

Health Canada refuses to do a health study on the oilsands or the wind turbnes.

Duck covered in oil

Eagle killed by a wind turbine

The d’Etremont family of Nova Scotia was driven from their home by the wind turbines.

People fighting wind farms need your support. Give it to them

You may be fighting a wind farm in the future.

Al Gore is lying to you. David Suzuki is lying to you. Any govt. pushing wind farms is lying to you. Global warming is a fraud. You have been told the truth. Don’t like it. Tough. Read Agenda 21

This blog is not supported by the fossil fuel or nuclear industry so don’t send me any ignorant comments. I don’t have time for stupid people.

Do your own research.


'The biggest environmental crime in history'

December 10, 2007

 From the Editor
As one who has always had the greatest respect for the environment, I would like to see all the energy needed to extract the oil from the Alberta oil sands be supplied exclusively by wind and solar power. In fact it should be law. The reason it won’t happen is neither are reliable sources of energy. The wind farms and solar parks that are being erected in your backyard are for carbon credits, not energy, to offset the emissions from projects like the oils sands. Kyoto, Al Gore and David Suzuki are complete frauds that all lead back to Maurice Strong.

This Canadian wilderness is set to be invaded by BP in an oil exploration project dubbed …

By Cahal Milmo

Published: 10 December 2007

 

BP, the British oil giant that pledged to move “Beyond Petroleum” by finding cleaner ways to produce fossil fuels, is being accused of abandoning its “green sheen” by investing nearly £1.5bn to extract oil from the Canadian wilderness using methods which environmentalists say are part of the “biggest global warming crime” in history.

The multinational oil and gas producer, which last year made a profit of £11bn, is facing a head-on confrontation with the green lobby in the pristine forests of North America after Greenpeace pledged a direct action campaign against BP following its decision to reverse a long-standing policy and invest heavily in extracting so-called “oil sands” that lie beneath the Canadian province of Alberta and form the world’s second-largest proven oil reserves after Saudi Arabia.

Producing crude oil from the tar sands – a heavy mixture of bitumen, water, sand and clay – found beneath more than 54,000 square miles of prime forest in northern Alberta – an area the size of England and Wales combined – generates up to four times more carbon dioxide, the principal global warming gas, than conventional drilling. The booming oil sands industry will produce 100 million tonnes of CO2 (equivalent to a fifth of the UK’s entire annual emissions) a year by 2012, ensuring that Canada will miss its emission targets under the Kyoto treaty, according to environmentalist activists.

The oil rush is also scarring a wilderness landscape: millions of tonnes of plant life and top soil is scooped away in vast open-pit mines and millions of litres of water are diverted from rivers – up to five barrels of water are needed to produce a single barrel of crude and the process requires huge amounts of natural gas. The industry, which now includes all the major oil multinationals, including the Anglo-Dutch Shell and American combine Exxon-Mobil, boasts that it takes two tonnes of the raw sands to produce a single barrel of oil. BP insists it will use a less damaging extraction method, but it accepts that its investment will increase its carbon footprint.

Mike Hudema, the climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace in Canada, told The Independent: “BP has done a very good job in recent years of promoting its green objectives. By jumping into tar sands extraction it is taking part in the biggest global warming crime ever seen and BP’s green sheen is gone.

“It takes about 29kg of CO2 to produce a barrel of oil conventionally. That figure can be as much 125kg for tar sands oil. It also has the potential to kill off or damage the vast forest wilderness, greater than the size of England and Wales, which forms part of the world’s biggest carbon sinks. For BP to be involved in this trade not only flies in the face of their rhetoric but in the era of climate change it should not be being developed at all. You cannot call yourself ‘Beyond Petroleum’ and involve yourself in tar sands extraction.” Mr Hudema said Greenpeace was planning a direct action campaign against BP, which could disrupt its activities as its starts construction work in Alberta next year.

More at the Independent