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Oilsands a shameful footprint

Granted, he is not a Neil Young, but the message of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, like so many others, tells the very same horrific story of the fate of our waters and the devastation of the land. (Tutu Calls Oilsands Filth, Brandon Sun, May 31).

From the story: “Davis Sheremata, a spokesman for TransCanada Corp in an email also noted that oilsands development is regulated by a democratically elected government with some of the world’s strongest environmental regulations.” That may be so. However, it is no excuse to allow an industry to create a man made Hiroshima, for the almighty sake of greed, jobs and publicize as a worthy and noble cause.

This is a shameful footprint that mankind will never erase.

We all have a moral responsibility to take care of our planet for the benefit of those generations yet to be born.

As humans, we refer to ourselves as being civilized. Sadly, however, our actions prove otherwise.

John Fefchak

Virden

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 4, 2014

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Granted, he is not a Neil Young, but the message of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, like so many others, tells the very same horrific story of the fate of our waters and the devastation of the land. (Tutu Calls Oilsands Filth, Brandon Sun, May 31).

From the story: “Davis Sheremata, a spokesman for TransCanada Corp in an email also noted that oilsands development is regulated by a democratically elected government with some of the world’s strongest environmental regulations.” That may be so. However, it is no excuse to allow an industry to create a man made Hiroshima, for the almighty sake of greed, jobs and publicize as a worthy and noble cause.

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Granted, he is not a Neil Young, but the message of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, like so many others, tells the very same horrific story of the fate of our waters and the devastation of the land. (Tutu Calls Oilsands Filth, Brandon Sun, May 31).

From the story: “Davis Sheremata, a spokesman for TransCanada Corp in an email also noted that oilsands development is regulated by a democratically elected government with some of the world’s strongest environmental regulations.” That may be so. However, it is no excuse to allow an industry to create a man made Hiroshima, for the almighty sake of greed, jobs and publicize as a worthy and noble cause.

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