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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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Alberta’s Government

What type of government does Alberta have? Alberta currently has a centre-right wing government under the United Conservative Party (UCP).1 The province is led by Premier Jason Kenney, the leader of the UCP since its creation in 2017.2 He focussed his successful campaign against the leftwing New Democratic Party in 2019 on reviving Alberta’s oil sands industry, cutting taxes and scaling back…
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