The Dirt on Oil Sands
Canada is the United States’ number one source of foreign oil, and the oil sands comprise about half of Canadian oil. Also known as tar sands oil, it is the world's most harmful type of oil for the atmosphere, emitting high volumes of greenhouse gases during development, which contribute to global warming. Learn more about the source of the dirtiest oil on earth. Read more.
The Spread of Oil Sands Crude
Although mined in Canada, dirty oil sands are a U.S. problem too. If Big Oil has its way, instead of a new clean energy economy the U.S. will be addicted to the dirtiest oil on earth. Read more.
Alberta’s Oil Sands Explained
In this video renowned journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, provides a five minute backgrounder on the tar sands and presents some potential solutions.