Tar Sands in Canada: High Carbon & Low Benefits

In 2019, the tar sands industry was named the “world’s most destructive oil operation” for its impact on Canada’s environment, by National Geographic.1 Tar sands are described in extreme terms because the industry has a high carbon cost while offering low benefits for Canada. Athabasca tar sands Tar sands in Canada are mainly spread out over three regions in the provinces of Alberta…
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