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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 07:59 PM
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4. It is not about where you send your money to.
Edited on Wed May-19-10 08:00 PM by liberation
The extraction of oil from those sands means the environment in that area has to be pretty much destroyed: the extraction requires large amounts of water run off which is highly toxic (thus rendering large amounts of water and land pretty much contaminated). Plus the energy required for the process is also not trivial.

It makes oil well extraction look down right moderate in terms of its ecological impact. This is like advocating jumping off a frying pan in order to fall into the open fire. You still get fried in the end.

I find dangerous the arbitrary reasoning/sensibilities many Americans come up in order to justify our unsustainable life styles.
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  -Oil sands on track to be biggest source of U.S. oil imports CHIMO  May-19-10 07:12 PM   #0 
  - Yay! Outsource environmental destruction  Oregone   May-19-10 07:13 PM   #1 
  - I am sorry...  iandhr   May-19-10 07:29 PM   #2 
  - "I would rather send my money to Canada then Saudi Arabia"  Oregone   May-19-10 07:36 PM   #3 
  - It is not about where you send your money to.  liberation   May-19-10 07:59 PM   #4 
  - you may want to read up on Athabasca sands  nodehopper   May-20-10 07:44 AM   #9 
  - You've got that right! (n/t)  Nihil   May-20-10 06:41 AM   #7 
  - Can't we be on clean energy by 2030? This is fricking ridiculous!!  CLANG   May-19-10 09:03 PM   #5 
  - What About Our Oil Sands?  terrapinwelcher   May-19-10 10:28 PM   #6 
  - The tar sands are barely an energy source  Strelnikov_   May-20-10 07:14 AM   #8 

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