Challenging Tar Sands at its Source
Grassroots Greens Versus Big Greens
Date Written: 21/02/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15960
With fracking changing the US oil-production and consumption numbers so dramatically, it seems time to challenge the notion that tar sands and the carbon released if tar sands production continues to climb is the make or break point, an endgame whose development signifies game over for the climate, as stated several years ago by Dr. James Hansen. Tar sands development is no less extreme, of course, no less destructive, no less genocidal to those living in the affected areas. Shutting down the tar sands completely, and not negotiated as a phase out nor leaving the corporations in power afterward is more important than ever, and on as many fronts as possible.