Killing Wolves for Oil in Canada

by Kevin Grandia

April 11, 2012

Wolf in the Denali Nationalpark, Alaska. Wolf im Denali Nationalpark, Zentralalaska.

© Bernd Roemmelt / Greenpeace

While the struggle continues to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from being built and pumping thousands of tons of dirty, carbon intensive tar sands oil into the US from Canada, a tragic reality is unfolding at the source. According to an investigtion by DeSmogBlog (full disclosure: I used to run it) a sordid tale is unraveling in Northern Alberta where a plan is being considered to poison and kill 6,000 wolves over the next five years to make way for further development of the Canadian tar sands.

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