A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry’s common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
Articles: environmental effects of tar sands (4)
Given the fact that Keystone has recently just failed, again, to pass the House, it is worth returning to the question raised by Homer-Dixon: is Canada becoming a ‘petro-state’?
The Senate voted this evening to reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would have carried Alberta tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The measure failed by a vote of 41-59. Sixty votes are required to pass a bill out of the Senate.
The rush to develop this resource has outpaced sound analysis of the impacts on the environment, human health, and the global climate system.