Greenpeace storms Alberta oil facility

A dozen activists occupy three smokestacks and a crane at an oil upgrader outside Edmonton

More than a dozen Greenpeace activists are occupying three smokestacks and a crane at an an oil upgrader that’s still under construction near Edmonton on Saturday. A Greenpeace activist outside the Scotford upgrader, which transforms heavy oil into a synthetic that can later be refined into gasoline, said the group stormed the facility to unfurl banners reading “Climate SOS.” “It’s dirty, dirty oil,” said Melina Laboucan-Massimo . “It’s the bottom of the barrel that we are dealing with here.” Three people were arrested in the incident that involved about 20 Greenpeace supporters from Canada, France, Brazil and Australia.

CBC News

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