“We are creating an environmental catastrophe that will take centuries to recover from…if we recover at all.” – David Suzuki
Due to the difficult process of extracting oil from the tar sands, it takes 2-5 barrels of fresh water to produce a single barrel of oil. The result, the tar sands operations are draining the Peace-Athabasca Delta, which is the collector of more than 1/6 of Canada’s fresh watersheds. Its depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination — has become the most important issue to face humanity in this century.
“The great economic boom is going to be the great economic disaster and devastation to our land and people.” – Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
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