Monday, June 27, 2011

Canada's Dirty Oil: breaking our addiction

Canada's Alberta tar sands produces the world's dirtiest, most expensive, and dangerous fossil fuel. Locked up in sand and clay, extracting tar sands crude consumes 3 barrels of water per barrel of bitumen produced, produces 5 times the greenhouse gases of "normal" crude oil, and leaches enormous volumes of toxics into North America's second largest watershed.

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