The environmental costs of the Athabaska tar sands| March 22, 2006
Canada is the largest foreign supplier of energy resources to the world's largest consumer, the United States. The Athabasca tar sands in northern Alberta are providing much of the oil we export. Yet the extraction of tar sands oil is not easy and comes at a huge social and environmental cost. Hugh McCullum is author of “Fuelling Fortress America”, a report sponsored by the Parkland Institute, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Polaris Insitute.To find out more about Redeye, check out our website.