Photo essay: Oil on Lubicon Land

Posted by bex — 23 June 2011 at 10:32am - Comments

From deepwater drilling in the Arctic to the Tar Sands in Canada, oil companies are going to ever greater extremes to squeeze the last drops of oil from the Earth. And where oil companies pile in, environmental destruction follows.

In Alberta, Canada, decades of oil and gas developments have had devastating impacts on local communities and the natural world, culminating in the recent Rainbow pipeline oil spill in Lubicon Cree traditional territory. 

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation, plus a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace. In this very personal photo essay, she describes the tragic consequences of oil development and spills on the traditional territory of the Lubicon Cree.

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