Long story short: the author of this article, Bruce Livesey, originally produced a television documentary about the Koch brothers in Alberta. Global Television refused to air it, then when a report about Global killing the piece came out, Livesey was fired.
If you know nothing about the Koch influence in, and ownership of, Alberta’s tarsands, remember this passge from the article below:
As it turns out, Koch Industries also controls anywhere from 1.1 million to as much as two million acres of Alberta’s oil sands – or the equivalent of around 4,500 square kilometers – thereby guaranteeing the company’s prosperity for decades to come. The value of their oil sands holdings is in the tens of billions of dollars.
Please read this article and decide for yourself why and how crazy American industrialists make our dirty industry inconceivably dirtier.