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Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

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Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

Time: April 1, 2009 from 7pm to 7pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Street: 1708 I St.
City/Town: Bellingham, WA
Event Type: presentation, and, community, discussion
Organized By: Village Books
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2009

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A FREE community event: Author Andrew Nikiforuk will appear at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1708 "I" Street, on Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm.

Please join me! Andrew will present his book, Tar Sands (buy the book here), and discuss the impacts seen in Alberta. The presentation will be followed by a solution-focused panel discussion that I will be a part of, and Q&A relative to the presentation and focusing on what the Tar Sands have to do with Bellingham/Washington/The US, and the bigger picture of our cultural dependence on oil and considerations for a sustainable future. We're hoping that Transition Whatcom will get a mention.

The oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alberta are the world’s largest energy project, America’s #1 supply of crude oil, and have been criticized as a source of “dirty oil.” The environmental and social impact of the tar sands has led Al Gore to dub them “an economic weapon of mass destruction,” and yet, people in Washington State consume and process more oil from the Fort McMurray tar sands than those in British Columbia or any one Canadian province. Andrew Nikiforuk’s Tar Sands declares a political emergency, outlines the issues as he sees them, and proposes solutions. Is it really as bad as it seems? Join us and find out.

Event sponsored by Village Books and co-sponsored by: Sustainable Bellingham, City of Bellingham, RE_Sources, Sustainable Connections, Whatcom Transit Authority, and the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship's Green Sanctuary Team & Social Justice Committee, ForestEthics.

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Comment by Rev. Meredith Ann Murray on March 27, 2009 at 1:18pm
That's my church and I'd love to come, but will be at the first Fountain District Urban Village planning meeting. Thanks and have a great presentation/discussion!

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