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Petropolis and Greenpeace in the Tar Sands

Greenpeace has finished their blockade demonstration at Shell’s Muskeg River oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray in the Tar Sands (Oil Sands) of Alberta, but not without raising international concern for the activities undertaken far out of the eye of the general public.

Perhaps this protest was timed to coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival, where they held the premier of the film (by Greenpeace) called Petropolis to garner more coverage of the environmental disaster in the midst of the Boreal forest of the North.

Tar Sands Operation 24-7


At the Petropolis site you can view photos and a trailer of the movie, which is predominantly of footage of the landscape taken from helicopters.


Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.