Norway’s elders advocate against Canadian tar sands

Posted by Christine, April 5, 2011

On Wednesday, April 6th, the Edmonton Journal – Alberta, Canada’s largest daily newspaper – will print a letter from the Norwegian Grandparents Climate  Action  (Besteforeldreaksjonen) to the citizens of Canada.

In the letter, the Norwegian elders condemn the ongoing tar sands  extraction, recognizing its devastating effect on wildlife and impact on climate change. The group states that , Statoil, Norway’s 67 % state-owned oil company, was part of the problem and that their country’s environmental movement had instructed its Parliament and government to have the oil company withdraw from further tar sand exploration.

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