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Hitachi make trucks that are used in the tar sands. The requirements of such vehicles are immense and they have almost certainly been developed specifically for use in unconventional oil extraction.
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I am writing to state my opposition to the activities of your company in the Alberta region of Canada, in relation to the extraction of 'unconventional' oil. Specifically the supply of heavy machinery to companies working in the area.
The levels of carbon dioxide that will be released into the atmosphere as a result of exploiting this reserve will hasten the onset of climate change and is likely to push it beyond a catastrophic 'tipping point', after which we will experience irreversible changes to the climate and a new global mass extinction event.
Not only is the pursuit of these reserves environmentally disastrous, it is also economically extremely risky. In the coming years we can expect more regulation of carbon intensive activities, we cannot count on the high price of oil, and there is no guarantee that the infrastructure or inputs will be available to provide the extremely capital intensive requirements of the oil sands in Alberta.
I urge you to consider very deeply the implications of actions, in the hope that your company is able to see beyond short term profits and recognise your responsibility to future generations.
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