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How is oil extracted from tar sands?

Tar sands mining in Fort McMurray, Alberta. (Source: iStock, Credit: Dan Barnes Photography) Oil sands (or tar sands as they are sometimes inaccurately referred to) represent a vast resource of recoverable oil1. Vast…
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Here's how oil sands mining works

Oil sands mining is one of the most politically1 and legally2 controversial fossil fuel industries. But, how exactly does oil sands mining work? What are Oil Sands? Oil sands, sometimes referred to as tar sands,3 are a…
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Dirty diplomacy: Tar sands industry and the Fuel Quality Directive

The Canadian Government and Big Oil are working together to promote the tar sands industry and weaken climate legislation throughout the world. They are particularly targeting Europe. A primary battleground is the EU Fuel Quality Directive. The Fuel Quality Directive and the Canadian tar sands industry The EU is negotiating a Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) with the aim of encouraging the use of…
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