Canadian Environmentalists Take on Oil Sands July 29, 2010 : 5:43 PM

From Solve Climate:

“It was one of the biggest news stories in the Canadian media last week, and it barely registered in the U.S. press: an unorthodox ad campaign by environmental groups out to punish Alberta for its development of energy from its vast deposits of oil sands.”

“For over a week now, images of dead ducks in oil sands tailings pond have been plastered on billboards in Denver, Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis. Next to them is a picture of an oil-drenched brown pelican at the site of the Deepwater Horizon spill.”

“"Alberta: The Other Oil Disaster," the billboard reads. ”Thinking of visiting Alberta, Canada? Think again," it continues.”

“The aim is to curb tourism interest in a province that gets five million visitors a year.”