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Ottawa, Feb 5 (Canadian-Media): Approval of Tech Mine by a Canadian federal panel justifying that it was in public interest, without considering its harmful effects to the environment and to the land culture of Indigenous people, media reports said.
Giant Tar Sands Mines. Image credit: Facebook
“No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there,” Justin Trudeau said while cheering Texas oilmen a couple of years ago.
Canada's plan to use up nearly a third of the planet’s remaining carbon budget behind a series of pledges about “net-zero emissions by 2050” are empty promises.
These giant tar sands mines (easily visible on Google Earth) -- 113 square miles of petroleum mining, located just 16 miles from the border of Wood Buffalo national park -- are already among the biggest scars humans have ever carved on the planet’s surface.
But Canada's proposal of Teck Frontier is predicted on the idea that Canada still needs vast quantities of oil in 2066.
It’s disturbing to watch leaders pretend to care.