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Tar sands : dirty oil and the future of a continent

Author: Andrew Nikiforuk; David Suzuki Foundation.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frenzied development in the Alberta tar sands - $200 billion and counting has created the world s largest energy project and could transform Canada into the globe s second-greatest oil exporter by 2050. Much of the U.S. Midwest now runs on dirty oil from the tar sands. Yet this out-of-control megaproject is polluting the air, poisoning the water, and destroying boreal forest at a rate almost too rapid to be  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Nikiforuk; David Suzuki Foundation.
ISBN: 9781553654070 1553654072
OCLC Number: 244417796
Notes: Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation.
Description: 214 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 22 cm
Contents: Declaration of a Political Emergency --
1. Canada s Great Reserve --
2. It Ain t Oil --
3. Vision of Herman Kahn --
4. Highway to Hell --
5. Water Barons --
6. Ponds --
7. Fiction of Reclamation --
8. Dragons and Pipelines --
9. Carbon: A Wedding and a Funeral --
10. Nukes for Oil! --
11. Money --
12. First Law of Petropolitics --
13. Eighth Wonder of the World --
14. Tar Age Ahead --
Twelve Steps to Energy Sanity --
App. North American Oil Pipelines.
Responsibility: Andrew Nikiforuk.

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"Frenzied development in the Alberta tar sands - $200 billion and counting has created the world s largest energy project and could transform Canada into the globe s second-greatest oil exporter by 2050. Much of the U.S. Midwest now runs on dirty oil from the tar sands. Yet this out-of-control megaproject is polluting the air, poisoning the water, and destroying boreal forest at a rate almost too rapid to be imagined. In this hard-hitting book, award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk exposes the disastrous environmental, social, and political costs of the tar sands and argues forcefully for change."--Jacket.

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