Oil man’s son gives powerful testimony at pipeline joint review panel

This is a video that appeared in the Tyee’s collection of Video recommendations today.  It’s an interesting and powerful testimony about oil refining in India and the oil industry in general.  It also gives you a sense of how the people testifying are badgered by the panel to finish up and not provide their own opinions.  For the first minute the camera isn’t on Lee Brain who is testifying, but it gets fixed…

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From Tar Sands to Tankers: The Battle to stop Enbridge

This is a great documentary about the Alberta tarsands and the Northern Gateway Pipeline put out by environmental groups and First Nations in BC.  Released in 2010, this 15 minute doc is well worth the watch and gives some stunning statistics, like the fact that the tailings lakes (that stretch 130 square km) at the tarsands leak 11,000,000 L of toxic sludge into the Athabaska River EVERY DAY.  And that was 2010 before the expansion…