Refining oil from tar sands has been a relevant topic being profiled throughout workshops and panels here at Power Shift ’09. More of the United States’ oil imports come from Canada (2 million barrels a day) than Saudi Arabia (1.3 million), according to the Energy Information Administration. Canada’s oil industry is fueled by the Alberta Tar Sands, accounting for 47% of produced oil in Canada. The oil sands cover an area the size of Florida and are an environmental disaster that is impacting people across the country.
This video is but a snapshot of the tar sands and the issues they entail:
For more information from all areas, or to join up with organizations working on solutions to the tar sands, check out the following links:
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