Graham F. Scott
Emily Hunter, This Magazine‘s resident environmental blogger, took an MTV Canada documentary crew to Alberta’s Tar Sands over the summer to see the devastation that’s unfolding there for herself. She’s currently working on a feature story for the magazine, but the documentary she made is airing tonight on MTV Canada, at 8:30 PM EST. The show is part of MTV’s new “Impact” series of half-hour special documentaries by young journalists and activists. Tonight, Emily visits Fort Chipewyan, one of the most heavily affected and polluted downstream sites from the epic, landscape-scarring development happening around Fort McMurray. It’s an up-close look at one of the most important public issues in Canada, and is definitely worth checking out.
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