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August 2011

Meeting the tar sands face-to-face

16 August, 2011

Recently, West Coast Staff Lawyer, Josh Paterson, was invited to participate in a trip to the tar sands, and to Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta for meetings with people affected by tar sands development. We had been asked to come so that we could brief people on legal questions in relation to oil exploration and oil infrastructure, but also so that we would have the opportunity to witness what’s happening in the tar sands first hand.

Recently, I was invited to participate in a trip to the tar sands, and to Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta for meetings with people affected by tar sands development, along with representatives from other environmental organizations. We had been asked to come so that we could brief people on legal questions in relation to oil exploration and oil infrastructure, but also so that we would have the opportunity to witness what’s happening in the tar sands first hand. (Story continues below photo).