Nightmarish Canada oil sands photos

Credit: Business Insider

Those commie radical ecoterrorists at Business Insider rented a plane and flew over the Canada oil sands excavation in Alberta and photographed the destruction.

Canada’s economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness.

Development of the world’s third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion annual paycheck to the Canadian government and 75,000 immediate jobs.

But many are aghast at the project, which is also the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas in Canada.

This is one picture. Be sure to check out their entire gallery of much larger photos.

It arguably takes more energy to extract from oil sands than is produced. Then there’s the destruction of wilderness and thousands of miles of pipelines. But hey, if it makes a buck then screw everything else.