Washington-Idaho Border Section

2013 - WIBS hosts an Oil/Tar Sands Speaker Series

WIBS and the ACS are dedicated to promoting scientific literacy and knowledge in our community.  In April 2013 we are proud to host an informative speaker series that brings three Canadian experts to the Palouse to discuss the contentious issue of petroleum extraction from Alberta’s oil/tar sands.  

  • Thursday April 4'th Andrew NIkiforuk (Canadian journalist and author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent")
  • Saturday April 6''th Jennifer Grant (Oil Sands Program Director at the Pembina Institute)
  • Wednesday April 17'th  - Don Thompson (Executive Advisor at Canadian Oil Sants Ltd.)  

This community outreach event aims to address the complex, controversial, and politically-charged subject of Oil/Tar Sands mining in a fair and balanced manner. Our three invited guest speakers represent varying opinions, perspectives, and interests. Each of them is an Alberta resident with personal involvement in the issue. 

All talks held at Ag.Sci 106 (Auditorium), U of Idaho Campus, 6:00-7:30 pm.  No admission charge, free parking.  (PDF-map)

A printable poster.