Oilsands in Canada – blessing or curse?

Galileo report 16 minutes, Alberta / Canada

Canada has transformed from a formerly eco-nation with a green lung to a controversial Oil-nation. For years big companies have deforested the northern woods in order to excavate the bitumen that lies in the ground.
The waist is debarked in toxic tailing-ponds and poisons the air and ground-water. Residing native people have been fighting with deformed fish, asthma and an increase of 30% in cancer. New, allegedly „clean“ methods of underground-extraction only relocate the pollution into the ground, where it is not seen. Nobody can estimate the consequences. We meet the Oilcorporations and accompany activists and affected residents.