Monday, June 2, 2014

Desmond Tutu calls tar sands the product of "negligence and greed"

Tutu said oil sands were an emblem of an era that had to end, and encouraged corporations to cooperate on preserving the environment.

Bshop Desmond Tutu in Fort McMurray
Photo by Bill Weaver for the Vancouver Observer 
"The oil sands are emblematic of an era that must end," said South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu at a conference in Fort McMurray held to highlight First Nation treaty and the threat of climate change.

Archbishop Tutu had strong words for bitumen extraction from Alberta's oil sands the result of "negligence and greed". 

While deeply critical of Canada's rapid oil development, Tutu stressed that he could not tell Canadians what to do, and said ultimately Canada already knew what had to be done to prevent further environmental degradation. MORE

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