Devastation, Madagascar – tar sands project in the land of lemurs

A look into a proposed tar sands project in Madagascar

Devastation, Madagascar: France’s Total and US based Madagascar Oil tangle with military governments to push tar sands projects forward
by Macdonald Stainsby

Total’s proposed tar sands operation in Madagascar is potentially the dirtiest mining operation its kind in the world, in a region where the local people have few options but to live next to it. If, as some charge, Total helped bring down a democratically elected government in order to install a regime that would favour their tar sands project, it’s likely that international campaigns against Total and their social and environmental record could well expand.

Author: Mongabay

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