Alberta Tar Sands liable for destroying the environment and your vehicle’s engine.Corruption, Getting Off Oil, Latest news, World news Sunday, January 29th, 2012
The World has the Alberta government and contempt of Parliament / war criminal (complicity in torture, war of aggression) Stephen Harper to thank, for destroying the environment and millions of automobile engines world wide. The Alberta government is strip mining (not drilling) and marketing the most toxic sand on Earth – sand that contains millions of tons of carcinogenic (cancer causing) and global warming carbon – as oil.
The tar sands are Canada’s single greatest and fastest growing greenhouse gas emitter contributing to global warming. These emissions include nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide – all of which are very toxic gases. Producing a barrel of tar sands oil costs the climate three times the greenhouse gas emissions as a barrel of conventional oil. By 2015, the tar sands are expected to emit between 108 and 126 million tons of greenhouse gases annually. The tar sands will produce 600 million tonnes of carbon pollution a year by 2019. That is 18 tonnes of CO2 a year per Canadian or 166 tonnes a year per Albertan.
Before they begin strip mining the toxic CO2 sands they completely destroy millions of acres of oxygen producing forests and all animal life and vegetation living and growing within them. Once all life is stripped away they begin strip mining this toxic CO2 sand – as you can see in the image above. Huge diesel burning and carbon emission spewing sand trucks (not oil tanker trucks) are then loaded and driven to the tar processing plants where they add millions of barrels of earth’s limited supply of fresh drinking water to make a few barrels of tar. More fresh drinking water in the form of very hot steam is then added to the thick tar to thin it to a viscosity that imitates crude oil. After the tar is diluted and stored the Alberta government and Stephen Harper have to move quickly to sell this crap. There is a reason why the Alberta government and Harper has to sell it to some sucker as quickly as possible. Every day it sits the tar sludge starts to thicken again. This is why this crap is the most expensive on the planet. The mining companies that turn the Alberta dirt into low viscosity tar must add expensive additives to slow down the immediate re-thickening. Because the mining operations are in Alberta’s cold northern region they also add toxic anti-freezing chemicals to the tar making process. If they don’t the tar would get so thick that it would stop flowing in the pipelines. The additives they add to keep the tar from thickening adds to the toxicity of the already very toxic tar sands.
By the time this toxic sludge reaches market it is laden with CO2 and a number of highly toxic anti-thickening and anti-freezing chemicals. We all know what CO2 does to the environment. What effect does burning antifreeze and toxic chemicals in a combustion engine have on the environment, on us and every living thing on earth? Mechanics can tell you what effect Alberta Tar have on your vehicles. They have replaced millions of engines because of it. Alberta Tar kills engines. Alberta Tar thickens in the engine and immediately begins building up in your engine. This build up is called engine sludge. It is responsible (liable) for causing millions of engines world wide to seize up. Alberta Tar Sands is liable for destroying the environment and your vehicle’s engine
Any country would be foolish (down right stupid) to buy any of this environment and engine killing CO2 sludge. The name of the project should provide sufficient cause for the World to boycott the CO2 sands. The name says it all – “Tar Sands”. The Alberta Tar Sands Project isn’t drilling for or refining liquid oil. It is a mining operation that permanently contaminates millions of barrels (a day) of the limited supply of Earth’s fresh drinking water to make diluted tar.
Did you know that Stephen Harper and his government is giving Canada’s fresh drinking water supply to the mining companies (most are foreign owned) for free. The water used in the tar processing plants is permanently contaminated. Never again fit for human or animal consumption. Even after Harper gives them the water for free the product they market as oil is the most expensive on the planet.
Even though Canada is suppose to be an oil producing nation Canadians pay more than the number 1 buyer of this tar crap (tarap) – the United States. Today Canadians pay an average of $5 a gallon at the pumps for the Alberta tarap. The US pays an average of $4 a gallon at their pumps for the same toxic CO2 Alberta tarap. Why? As stated before – “After the tar is diluted and stored the Alberta government and Stephen Harper have to move quickly to sell this crap,” or “the tar sludge starts to thicken again”. Canadians can be forced to pay whatever the Alberta government and Stephen Harper wants for this environment and engine killing tarap. The United States desperately needs oil – any oil – and if the Alberta government and Stephen Harper wants to sell them this environment and engine killing tarap they have to sell it – at cost – to the United States.
Have you noticed that whenever the temperature drops below freezing prices at the pumps shoot up in Canada? Not because of demand. There is actually too much Alberta tarap in reserve. So much so that Harper is desperately trying to sell it to South American countries. The reason why gas prices go up and why there is an urgency for Harper to sell this tarap to the South American countries is the same – the tarap goes bad. In cold weather the tarap starts to thicken and expensive additives have to be added to keep it marketable. If this tarap is let to sit in huge storage tanks for an extended length of time it will be become unmarketable as the diluted tar begins to thicken again. If it becomes too thick, expensive processing (using more fresh drinking water and/or anti-freezing and anti-thickening chemicals) will have to be applied to dilute it and make it marketable again.
It takes millions of years for the Earth to make oil from decaying plant and animal life. Between 50 to 300 million years. Virtually no petroleum is found in rocks younger than one to two million years old. The Alberta Tar Sands is more than 2 million years shy of being oil. The Alberta and Stephen Harper government are trying to cheat time, the laws of physics, you and the World by mining and marketing sand as oil. In the process, they are killing your car’s engine and the planet.
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