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Here’s what Canada’s tar sands oil production looks like

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tar sands before after national geographic march 2009
Before and after: the Alberta tar sands in the March 2009 issue of National Geographic (Photo: Peter Essick)
Oil sands represent a decision point for North America and the world,” says Simon Dyer of the Pembina Institute, a moderate and widely respected Canadian environmental group. “Are we going to get serious about alternative energy, or are we going to go down the unconventional-oil track? The fact that we’re willing to move four tons of earth for a single barrel really shows that the world is running out of easy oil.
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Good point.

[h/t Deb2012]

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Written by Monte

March 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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  1. […] Here’s what Canada’s tar sands oil production looks like […]

  2. The oil sand industry is destroying our all environment for the benefit of a very few pople. I have 2 children and try to reforest parts of the world with my own little money. And then I read an artical about what happens at the oil sand industry.

    With the CO2 balance of this project they destroy more in a day than I can help in 100 years. I would pay 20 dollar a barrel if I could stop that.

    This is incredible.


    July 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  3. Some more aerial photos, taken by me this last summer.

    Feedback appreciated.

    Louis Helbig

    March 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    • Great photos, Louis – many thanks – that’s a real service you’re doing!


      July 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

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