Part Two of The Current
What if ... Oil was left in the sand? (Doc Repeat)
Alberta's environment minister now worries Enbridge's oil spill into a Michigan river two years ago may undermine efforts to pipe oilsand bitumen to the B.C. coast. Diana McQueen could be right to worry. B.C. Premier Christy Clark calls Enbridge's handling of the Michigan spill -- disgraceful.
Their comments were prompted by last week's US National Transportation Safety Board report into the 2010 Kalamazoo River spill. It compared Enbridge's handling of the spill to "Keystone Kops". The clean-up cost 800-million dollars
Ah, the oilsands. They seem to provide money, energy and controversy in equal amounts. As part of our season long project, we looked at the oil sands as a "game changer" for Alberta, for Canada, and beyond. What would we do without the oil sands?
The Current's producer Liz Hoath went to Fort McMurray, Alberta, to find out. She asked: What if the oil had been left in the sand? We aired her documentary, which first aired on The Current in September as part of our Game Changer series. If you want to hear more of our stories about people, movements, ideas and inventions that changed everything, tune into Game Changer this summer on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Friday mornings at 9:30, a half hour later in Newfoundland and part of Labrador.
Last Word - Nabeel Rajab
Today, we talked about prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab ... who was arrested and detained after sending a tweet the government considered libelous. He was a guest on The Current last year - and was asked whether he worried about his personal safety after speaking with us. He basically said -- yes, but it's worth it. Today's Last word goes to Nabeel Rajab.
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