The exploitation of tar sands oil deposits is already one of the largest industrial projects on the planet and has created disfiguring scars and toxic lakes that can be seen from space. As well as the environmental destruction on the ground, the production methods involved require vast amounts of energy, making tar sands oil one of the dirtiest, most carbon intensive fuels on the planet. In addition, many indigenous First Nations communities are taking legal action against oil developers in Alberta, and there remain significant uncertainties around the long term profitability of the tar sands business model itself.
The Case Against BP and Tar Sands
20 May, 2010