A massive toxic waste spill from an oil and gas operation in northern Alberta is being called one of the largest recent environmental disasters in North America. First reported on June 1, the Texas-based Apache Corp. didn’t reveal the size of the spill until June 12, which is said to cover more than 1,000 acres.

Members of the Dene Tha First Nation tribe are outraged that it took several days before they were informed that 9.5 million liters of salt and heavy-metal-laced wastewater had leaked onto wetlands they use for hunting and trapping.

“Every plant and tree died” in the area touched by the spill, said James Ahnassay, chief of the Dene Tha.”

Read more here.

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Native Anti-Keystone & Enbridge Art: 
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Andy Everson (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
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Native Anti-Keystone & Enbridge Art: 
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Andy Everson (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
doveilmiosoldi:

Native Anti-Keystone & Enbridge Art: 
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Andy Everson (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
doveilmiosoldi:

Native Anti-Keystone & Enbridge Art: 
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Andy Everson (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Aboriginal & Tribal Nation News
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw)

greenlensjournal:

Industrial landscape by Garth Lenz.

Garth Lenz photographs natural and industrial landscapes to reveal the impact of fossil fuel production. His work on the Alberta tar sands has played a role in the campaign against Keystone XL.

(via A Photo Editor)