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Posted Mon May 18 2009: from CBC (Canada):
Canada's churches look into impact of oilsands projects
Officials with Kairos, a multi-denominational social justice group, are heading to Fort McMurray to see the impact of development first-hand. The delegation will spend a week in the region, starting May 21-27. Church leaders say it's a fact-finding mission, on which they'll speak to a variety of groups with an interest in the oilsands, including the aboriginal community, environmentalists, politicians, the oil and gas industry and those working in the oilsands.... She said the churches have often taken an interest in moral and ethical issues. "We've tended to look at these in the global picture. We look at what happens elsewhere in the world, [and] in the last couple of years we've really been pressed to say, 'What about what's happening here in Canada?'" she said.
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