Franke James is a Canadian artist and environmental advocate who was blacklisted and censored by the Harper government over her work. Yes, folks, even Canada gets to enjoy censorship of its vocal minority. James put together a beautiful set of 60 images that depict a stark view of the economic reality and environmental risks of pushing forward with development of the Athabaska oil sands and the pipeline that would carry the oil.
Here’s an animated version of her essay. Read it and, as they say, weep. And then contact your local MP and ensure that your voice is heard on the matter.