Alberta Canada Tar Sands

About This Collection

The spotlight is on oil sands development in Canada and it is a perfect storm of economic, social, and environmental realities, part fact, part fiction and promises - clearly affecting us all. It's a situation that calls out to citizens to educate themselves and listen to the voices of sustainability who are speaking from an integrated, whole systems understanding of our world and speak on behalf of Mother Earth.  Fundamentally, it's a place and from that place, home to indigenous peoles, comes the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project, which, if approved, would carry heavy crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States.

Curated by mokiethecat

Keystone XL: Why Pipelines Spark Controversy
December 15, 2017

A quick climate change video essay that looks at why oil and gas pipelines like the Keystone XL expansion and the Dakota Access Pipeline are so contentious. I specifically look at how building new pipelines will just lock us into a system reliant on fossil fuels for decades to come.

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1. How Safe Are Pipelines
2. Keystone XL timeline.
3. An Analysis of the 100% renewable goal.
4. Keystone XL explained.