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article imageJames Cameron Tours Alberta’s Tar Sands

By Kyle Ashmead     Sep 28, 2010 in Environment
Fort Mcmurray - James Cameron tours Alberta’s tar sands for three days, meeting with industry representatives, native elders, and will have a private meeting with Alberta’s premier Ed Stelmach on Wednesday the 29th of September.
James Cameron the Canadian born director of Avatar and Titanic is currently on a three-day tour of Alberta’s tarsands region; an area he has been critical of, because of its environmental impact. Cameron arrived Monday night to see the tarsands first hand.
Cameron spent the morning of Tuesday the 28th touring Syncrude mining sites; Alberta’s minister of the environment Rob Renner was also on the tour. Cameron is spending Tuesday afternoon in the small northern community of Fort Chipewyan. Fort Chipewyan is located down stream from the tar sands mining areas. Source: Rainforest Action Network
Cameron has called the Alberta tarsands a "black eye" on Canada’s image at a UN forum in New York; it was after these comments that Stelmach invited Cameron to see the tarsands for himself. The Hollywood director turned environmental activist, has been very critical of the tarsands.
Cameron has also toured areas of the Brazilian Amazon, where people have been affected by industry.
Wednesday James Cameron will head to Edmonton to have a private meeting with Alberta’s premier Ed Stelmach. Where they will undoubtedly be discussing the tarsands, the big issue not only for Alberta, but also for the rest of Canada.
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