Dear Prime Minster Harper,
It is with sadness and disbelief that I write you today regarding the continual development of tar sands and the devastating effect they are having on your land, your people, your wildlife.
You most certainly are aware of the toxic effects tar sands cause the environment, emitting massive amounts of carbon dioxide, levels of which are proving detrimental to all life.
Furthermore, the extraction of the oil, using powerful chemicals to procure it, is also directly correlated with increased rates of cancer in people: the chemicals contaminate the water, which is then lethal to wildlife and deadly to people. The entire chain of life is affected; not one living being, animal or plant, is immune to the toxicity of oil production. The corporation responsible for the oil production is Statoil Hydro Norway, and there are numerous other companies associated with Statoil and equally complicit in the destruction of your land, wildlife, and people.
I respectfully ask that you, as the leader of this country once unspoiled by tainted industries based on greed and profit, use your position to initiate an immediate moratorium on oil production; it is imperative that the government secure resources to perform an expeditious environmental impact statement . This process must be completely free of bias and must take into account the many years of unchecked environmental damage.
I understand the financial implications of a moratorium; however, not performing an adequate study will produce an even greater cost to our health, to our environment, and to our integrity. The price of ignorance, greed, and arrogance will be borne by our children, forced to endure the unethical decisions of previous generations. Please act wisely, and with compassion and consideration, and proceed responsibly lest we leave an irreparable legacy to our children.
I know your time is limited, and I thank you for your attention and consideration.