Living on Earth
2:50 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

First Nation Challenges Expansion of Canada’s Tar Sands

Wed. 10/31 8a: Canada’s tar sands cover an area the size of New York State. Now Shell Canada wants to expand its Jackpine tar sands mining operations, but several First Nations communities who live there fiercely protest the plans. 

Living on Earth host Steve Curwood hears why from Chelsea Flook, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Chapter. (6:20)

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