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Tar sands: Heavy price for heavy oil?

Related Why Files

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Where does oil come from?

Coal ash: Turning ash into cash


Oil Sands Development:

A Health Risk Worth Taking? North American Oil Sands: History of Development, Prospects for the Future

SunCor oil sands

National Geographic: The Canadian Oil Boom

Government of Alberta: Oil Sands

Oil Sands Truth

The Pembina Institute: Oil Sands Watch

Canada's Oil Sands

Utah oil shale

Council on Foreign Relations The Canadian Oil Sands

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: Oil sands info

EPA carbon emissions info

1 Unconventional Oil: Scraping the bottom of the barrel? World Wildlife Fund

2 Development of Baseline Data and Analysis of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Petroleum-Based Fuels, Timothy J. Skone, P.E. & Kristin Gerdes, Office of Systems, Analyses and Planning, National Energy Technology Laboratory, DOE/NETL-2009/1346.

3 Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, Andrew Nikiforuk, Greystone Books, 2009.

4 Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence, Kevin P. Timoney and Peter Lee, The Open Conservation Biology Journal, 2009, 3, 65-81.

5 Creating New Landscapes and Ecosystems: The Alberta Oil Sands, Volume 1134 Issue The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2008, E.A. Johnson and K. Miyanishi.

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