There is always a cause and an effect. The extraction of oil from the Alberta, Canada Tar Sands is having an effect on the environment that could potentially extend to the United States. Toxic pools of chemicals are leaching into multiple water sources.
Community members of the First Nations population can see and experience the effects of water contamination.
In this video, women from the The First Nations community speak about the toxic discharge that is impacting their communities and their quality of life.
The video clearly shows that there are chemicals spilling into waterways. Yet there does not seem to be any motivation to clean up or prevent the toxic discharge by the oil corporations or the Canadian government.
We in the United States are receiving similar promises about the Keystone XL Pipeline project; that the pipeline will be safe, there will be no environmental impact. Yet there is a possibility of transmitting contaminated water using the pipeline.
The mirror held before us is that it is about creating U.S. jobs
At what cost should we be willing to pay for short-term employment?
Perhaps trading clean water for money is not such a good deal.
Screen Capture from the video Voices of Resistance produced by You and I Films