Friday, March 25, 2011

Washington Times points out that Canada has third largest proven oil reserves in world -- tar sands?

James A. Bacon has an interesting perspective on Alberta tar sands as an oil source in the Wednesday Times Commentary, link here. The title is “Sandy Alberta, the Saudi Arabia next door”. 

Of course, many have criticized the energy use and environmental destruction (strip mining, although in flat lands above the prairies) of tar sands mining.

Bacon says that, including tar sands, Canada has the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world. So much for OPEC, the theory goes, or the nervousness about the stability of Middle East governments.

Don't "Blame Canada", even if you're "Bug Gay Al"!

Wikipedia attribution link for photo of tar sands mine 

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