From: Tar Sands Showdown
Outlines the author’s fascination with the tar sands, the three trips that he has taken to them, why the third trip was exponential different due to the changes in Canada, outlines the ecological impact of the tar sands to showcase it as a national and binational issue and no longer only Alberta’s concern
TONY CLARKE is the founder and director of the Polaris Institute in Ottawa, an organization dedicated to developing tools and strategies for civic action on major public policy issues, including energy security, water rights, and free trade. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, has written numerous books, and is the recipient of Sweden's Right Livelihood Award, the "alternative Nobel Prize." Among his most recent books is Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water with Maude Barlow.