Just a reminder, tar has been oozing into the Athabasca River since forever.
Seventy or eighty miles along the river-bank, out of which oil oozes at frequent intervals... …tar there is … in plenty. … It oozes from every fissure, and into some bituminous tar wells we can poke a twenty-foot pole and find no resistance.(1909 & Cameron 71)Have you seen that pop-up propaganda ad, "one drop of oil pollutes a million drops of water", the ad showing a guy with his mouth under a spigot of motor oil?
there's better money available in cheques from the Tides Corporation.
Related: Forest fires this summer in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan polluted on a staggering scale compared to the tar sands. h/t smalldeadanimals
|Central USA June 29th|
A reminder that smoke
must go somewhere.