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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 08:00 PM

1. The tar sands industry burns enough natural gas every day to heat at least 6 million homes

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Rudy Haugeneder
Most Americans and Canadians don't know that Canada already supplies the USA with about 20% of its oil imports -- roughly 12% of all the oil Americans consume -- and exports of dirty tar sands bitumen through new pipelines intends to eventually at double the amount going south.

Each barrel requires the consumption of three barrels of fresh water from the Athabasca River which is a key part of the world's third-largest watershed. As well, to mine or steam out bitumen, the tar sand industry burns enough natural gas every day to heat at least six million homes. And that too will eventually double and could severely compromise Canada's natural gas supplies by 2030 -- less than 17 years from now.

Canada needs a prime minister who cares.

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