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Mr. Macdonald Stainsby

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Oil Sands Truth

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Oil sands hold the equivalent of 173 billion barrels, enough to supply the U.S. for 24 years. Only Saudi Arabia, the biggest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, has more reserves. "We want American policy makers to know that o ... more

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Canada

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Macdonald Stainsby is a ...

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Macdonald Stainsby is a freelance writer, social justice organizer and professional hitchhiker looking for a ride to the better world, based currently in Vancouver, Canada. He is also the coordinator of TarSandsWorld.com and OilSandsTruth.org.


New Frontiers for Black Gold | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

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If accurate, "that places them above both Canada and Saudi Arabia in proven reserves," says Macdonald Stainsby, coordinator of Oilsandstruth.org.

Whether Venezuela will push forward with extracting that oil, however, is unclear. The Venezuelan government is a massive contradiction. "They played an important part in the [climate] talks at Cochabamba last April," Stainsby says.


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"The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is essentially another huge jump away from democracy, towards corporate control of the lands of Canada, as well as the corporatization of what is left of a once defiant environmental movement," said Macdonald Stainsby, co-ordinator of OilSandsTruth.org.

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"Unless we are to believe that the CBI, David Suzuki Foundation, CPAWS and ForestEthics all under cut their own campaigns, this is only a part and parcel to set up a carbon market, and allow forest offsets to go alongside carbon offsets and further entrench false solutions to the climate crisis," said Stainsby.


"We are so far away from ...

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"We are so far away from anything that is remotely sustainable in the tar sands, or any other form of extraction for that matter," explains MacDonald Stainsby of Oil Sands Truth ( oilsandstruth.org). He sees these institutes as not offering solutions, but acting as an advertising and public relations exercise by industry to "create the impression that [industry] are making attempts to do the impossible, greening the tar-sands development while continuing to do the extraction that will eventually lead us over the climate-change cliff and lead to the extermination of downstream communities."

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"The idea behind doing sponsorships, buying up auditoriums and whatnot under the Shell, Suncor or Albian name is entirely part of normalization," Stainsby explains.


"The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is ...

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"The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is essentially another huge jump away from democracy, towards corporate control of the lands of Canada, as well as the corporatization of what is left of a once defiant environmental movement," said Macdonald Stainsby, co-ordinator of OilSandsTruth.org.

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"Unless we are to believe that the CBI, David Suzuki Foundation, CPAWS and ForestEthics all under cut their own campaigns, this is only a part and parcel to set up a carbon market, and allow forest offsets to go alongside carbon offsets and further entrench false solutions to the climate crisis," said Stainsby.

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