Oprah’s Canadian Network Runs Tar Sands Ads

“Ethical Oil,” a front group for the oil industry’s effort to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada, is airing ads exclusively on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. The group makes the argument that tar sands oil — which destroys indigenous lands in Canada and has a much higher carbon footprint than other oil — is more “ethical” because it doesn’t come from places like Saudi Arabia. “The ad is the worst kind of propaganda that manages to exploit both women and our environment,” argues Credo Action, which has begun a petition drive to ask Oprah to stop the ad campaign.

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