Water Is Life – Video

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.

 

Related Stories:

Proposed Keystone Pipeline Could Be Used to Remove Water

State Department Ignores Risks Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Canadian Government Says Emissions from Tar Sands Could Double

Screen Capture from the video Voices of Resistance produced by You and I Films

18 comments

Cynthia Blais
cynthia AWAY b.4 years ago

Water is a precious commodity. There have been wars and death over it for hundreds of years lest we forget. Trading clean water for temporary jobs is not the answer it is a sin. Stop the insanity and poisioning of Mother Earth

Janet K.
Janet K.4 years ago

We will soon be fighting over water like we do now over oil.

Edo F.
Edo F.4 years ago

You see, they most likely WANT to contaminate the water! That way, whatever clean water is left elsewhere will also end up in private company hands, so they can sell that too. Whatever happens, we end up paying for the lot!

Cristian Prisacariu
Past Member 4 years ago

Sad!

Craig G.
Craig Gosling4 years ago

Clean and abundant water supply along with population control would solve most of the worlds problems. But, it will not happen due to man's stupidity and selfishness. Tragic! Human behavior misguided by instinct and religious bigotry dooms efforts to care for out of control population growth. The human mind was not designed by evolution or God to care for other than our immediate family and tribe. Religion, in spite of its expressed goals, has failed spectacularly to care for the needy. Religion has increased man's enmity to his fellow man. Just review the history of religious wars. In times of need charity goes down the drain and self interest and survival control human behavior. Would you take bread from your child and give it to a starving stranger?

Christa Leduc
Christa Leduc4 years ago

Big oil does not care what they do to the environment and it seems neither does the Canadian government. They should be made responsible for cleaning up and prevent the toxic discharge.
Tar sands oil needs to be stopped!

Christa Leduc
Christa Leduc4 years ago

Big oil does not care what they do to the environment and it seems neither does the Canadian government. They should be made responsible for cleaning up and prevent the toxic discharge.
Tar sands oil needs to be stopped!

Christa Leduc
Christa Leduc4 years ago

Big oil does not care what they do to the environment and it seems neither does the Canadian government. They should be made responsible for cleaning up and prevent the toxic discharge.
Tar sands oil needs to be stopped

Bruce V.

The thing about war for water, the U.S. will do anything to get our water here in Canada.

Anthony Crain
Anthony Crain4 years ago

infinite gray mist...?

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