Thursday, August 2, 2012
August 2, 2012: Shifting Tar Sands: The Continent’s Dirtiest Oil Set to Expand in Puget Sound
Opponents of Canada’s tar sands call it one of the planet’s biggest carbon bombs. A quiet expansion of the Trans-Mountain pipeline owned by US company, Kinder-Morgan, would more than double tar sands oil capacity in Washington state. On the anniversary of the costliest pipeline disaster in US history, activists staged a mock oil spill on the steps of Seattle’s City Hall to bring the point home. Martha Baskin takes a closer look.