Tar sands said to be solution from reliance on “petro-dictators”-
Of course, this is all at the cost of another huge insult to the planet as well as the northern Rockies.
One of the things that few seem to understand is that the worst environmental degradation comes from exploiting marginal (actually submarginal) resources. Drilling in deep water, polar regions, and production of energy from sources where net energy (actual new energy) is relatively small such as tar sands, show a very depleted resource and a horrible future.
As oil gushes in Gulf, eyes are on sands to north in Alberta. By Kim Briggeman of the Missoulian