Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Log 263: Follow-up to Tar Sands horror: huge shipments of machinery being fought by Oregon citizens

A reader of this blog has sent me a follow-up to my piece on the Tom Radford film about the Athabasca tar sands and its horrors.

The piece is from a magazine called Eugene Weekly, published in Eugene, Oregon, and it gives details, suitably horrendous details, of the proposal to transport monstrous machines through that pristine part of the world to Alberta to take part in the rape of the earth there; and of the fight being waged against this proposal.

The link to this article is


and I urge anyone who has any interest in these tar sands to read the piece. The proposal is to send shipments the largest of which is 210 feet long, 30 feet high, 24 feet wide and weighing 500,000 pounds, along the ordinary roads of the West, which, in the opinion of the protesters, pose all sorts of dangers en route, not even counting the harm these machines will do when once installed.

My thanks to Dana Magliari for providing this link.

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