Greta Thunberg mural defaced with pro-oil message hours after it was painted

The Independent | Oct 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM
  • A mural of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been defaced with pro-oil and derogatory messages days after it was created.
  • Home to the country’s vast oil sands, the region holds the world’s third-largest crude reserves, but has struggled to recover from the 2014-15 global oil price crash because of delays in building new export pipelines.
  • With historic ties to the industry, many energy sector workers and the Alberta government feel the oil sands, scorned by environmentalists for their high carbon emissions intensity, have been unfairly targeted.