Tar Sands Pipeline protest planned for Rockland

Jan 24, 2013

Rockland — There will be a Tar Sands Pipeline protest on Friday, Jan. 25, at noon at TD Bank, 34 School St. in Rockland. The public is invited.

TD Bank advertises that it is number one in the Oil Sands Sector, according to a news release.

"TD Bank is #1 in trading oil sands stocks.

• TD Bank is #1 in oil sands Mergers & Acquisitions.

• TD bank is the third-largest shareholder in Suncor, which specializes

in producing crude oil from Athabasca oil sands and is the world's

largest producer of bitumen.

• TD bank is largest shareholder in TransCanada, the owner of the

proposed Keystone XL Pipeline," the news release states.

Money in accounts at TD Bank is supporting tar sands mining, refining, transport, and use, endangering global climate for corporate profit, the news release states.

The boreal forest of Alberta, Canada, was once a lush and thriving eco-system. This changed when oil prices rocketed and billions of dollars could be made exploiting the region's tar sands oil deposits. Today Canada's oil producers clear cut miles of ecosystem to extract oil saturated deep in the soils of the boreal forest. An area roughly the size of Florida is open for various forms of mining and ecological degradation. The regions of Alberta touched by Canadian oil companies have been transformed into marred landscape of open-pit mines, smoke stacks, and ponds of wastewater containing carcinogenic chemicals. The lush ecosystem has been systematically destroyed, according to the news release.



Comments (6)
Posted by: Edwin Ecker | Jan 25, 2013 10:17

What a bunch of losers!!


Posted by: Rick Winslow | Jan 24, 2013 22:21

A friend of mine works at Ft. McMurray in Alberta. Protests here of oil shale will not matter or affect them. It will only affect us, and not provide American jobs if the pipeline project does not go forward. They currently sell oil to other countries including the Chinese who are one of their biggest buyers. Same as the pipeline that was to be built to go to the Gulf Coast.

Posted by: richie osgood | Jan 24, 2013 18:43

The only people that should go to the protest is someone who lives off the grid, has no car that burns fossil fuels and has never bought any products that has ever been produced or transported by oil driven engines.

Posted by: Gary W. Havener | Jan 24, 2013 16:27

Is this the same group that protested all the noise from all the airliners that land at RKD on a regular basis?

Posted by: Gordon Page | Jan 24, 2013 16:22

I second Nancy's motion!

Posted by: Nancy Wolfertz | Jan 24, 2013 14:30

Pathetic. Stick to protesting rabbit

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