A Comprehensive Guide to the Alberta Oil Sands
New report serves as an important resource document on the Alberta Oils Sands and provides a detailed accounting of greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil sands production.
The research paper, A Comprehensive Guide to the Alberta Oil Sands: Understanding the Environmental and Human Impacts, Export Implications, and Political, Economic, and Industry Influences, provides information on resource concerns, environmental impacts, and human repercussions, including the effects on First Nations people, the exploitation of Temporary Foreign Workers, and the lives of mobile workers. It presents related government inadequacies and viable alternatives, and provides insight into the political, industry, and economic factors influencing Oil Sands development. It also furnishes an overview of crude oil pipelines and carbon capture and storage, and discusses Canada’s poor low carbon performance, global warming, growing concern about increased oil sands development, and global exploitation of unconventional fossil fuels.
The report brings together information from a vast selection of resources in order to provide a single source on a majority of oil sands issues and can be referenced wholly or by topic. It also shows that 2008 production-related greenhouse gas emissions are close to double the widely referenced National Inventory figure for the Oil Sands.
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