Canadian Academics Criticize Government’s Investment in Dirty Oil


This morning, I came across two articles about how prominent Canadian scientists have written to Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. They explained how further development of oil sands, particularly those in Alberta, sends the Canadian economy backwards and will lead to large scale environmental repercussions. Check them out: CBC News, The Guardian.

This sort of thing bugs me, especially, considering that I’ll be going to grad school starting this fall for the environmental sciences. If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest the independent documentary H2Oil. It is a great film and also gives insight into how this development affects us South of the Canadian border. Check them out on Facebook!

Source: Max Paris, CBC News, May 8 2013; Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, May 8 1013.

Photo: The Alberta Tar Sands,

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