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Keep tar sands out of Europe

Posted on 04 March 2011
Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada.
Looking more like Mordor than planet earth - Canadian tar sands mines larger than Greater Manchester dominate the landscape next to the Athabasca River, with no proven way to reclaim the boreal forest.
© Rezac / WWF-UK
You are invited to the opening of the Tarnished Earth street gallery on Wednesday 16th March in Brussels.

Time: 14.00

At: The Esplanade, outside the entrance to the European Parliament

Tarnished Earth is a dramatic street gallery of photographs telling the story of one of the world’s biggest climate change threats and local ecological disasters. The striking images show how Canada’s magnificent boreal forest is being destroyed by the rush to exploit the tar sands, contrasting the destruction with the pristine wilderness and traditional way of life of the indigenous First Nation Cree.
www.TarnishedEarth.co.uk

The exhibition will be officially opened by Jo Leinen MEP, Chair of European Parliament Environment Committee.

The opening will include the presentation of an EU citizens’ petition to ‘Keep tar sands out of Europe’,to representatives of the European Parliament.

Please come along and add your support.
Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada.
Looking more like Mordor than planet earth - Canadian tar sands mines larger than Greater Manchester dominate the landscape next to the Athabasca River, with no proven way to reclaim the boreal forest.
© Rezac / WWF-UK Enlarge