Links to information and related groups:

OilsandsWatch.org

Describing a visit to the Tar Sands
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gperidas/one_flew_over_the_cuckoos_nest.html


"The Most Destructive Project on the Earth"
http://ran.org/uploads/media/Tarsands_Factsheet.pdf

For a more detailed explanation, this National Geographic article:
"The Canadian Oil Boom" (March 2009)
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text/1

To find out more, go to the tar sands websites of the two leading institutes in the field:

Pembina Institute
http://www.oilsandswatch.org/

Polaris Institute
http://www.tarsandswatch.org/

Other good sources of information are Oil Sands Truth (http://oilsandstruth.org/) and let us not forget Greenpeace!

Start with this 10 minute video from the Dirty Oil Sands Network titled "Canada's Dirty Oil: Breaking Our Addication" for a brief overview:
http://dirtyoilsands.org/visuals/dvd/euro

The European Union itself seems to be yielding to the tar sands industry (Reuters' article, March 24th, 2010):
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62N

Greenpeace's "Tar Sands in Your Tank" report (May 10th, 2010) also indicates that average Europeans could be unknowingly filling up their vehicles with tar sands oil.
http://www.thegreenpages.ca/portal/ca/2010/05/greenpeace_report_tar_sands_in.html

Who is involved? Just to get you started- Shell, Exxon, Total, Statoil, Petrocanada, Chevron, Marathon, Suncor, Japan Canada Oil Sands, Korea National Oil Corp. and soon BP

And for a complete list, check out this report from the industry itself. Go straight to the last page under "Contacts".:
http://www.alberta-canada.com/documents/AOSID_QuarterlyUpdate.pdf

Find out if your bank is financing the tar sands:
http://understory.ran.org/2010/01/31/banks-ranked-and-spanked-on-tar-sands/

Rainforest Action Network's (RAN) List of Banks Financing the Tar Sands:
http://understory.ran.org/2010/01/31/banks-ranked-and-spanked-on-tar-sands/

Here is an overview of the best and worst gas stations you can go to.
http://www.slate.com/id/2251727/


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