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Clearing the air on oil sands myths

Author: Jennifer Grant; Simon Dyer; Dan Woynillowicz; Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development.
Publisher: Drayton Valley, Alta. : Pembina Institute, 2009.
Series: Oil sands fever series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The information presented here draws on independent research, public information and the work of others to put the relevant facts in their proper context. It delivers the full story behind the most common oil sands "spin" promoted by the oil sands industry and the governments of Alberta and Canada through the selective release of information or the creative use of statistics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Grant; Simon Dyer; Dan Woynillowicz; Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development.
ISBN: 1897390238 9781897390238
OCLC Number: 758215049
Notes: "June 2009."
Description: 1 online resource (iii, 32 pages) : illustrations, digital file.
Contents: Environmental management --
First Nations are not consulted prior to mineral lease sales --
Aquatic monitoring is conducted by an industry-funded group that has been criticized for using an analytically weak, biased and inconsistent monitoring approach --
There is no regional environmental management system to address the cumulative impacts of oil sands development --
Absolute limits are lacking for air emissions, land disturbance and water withdrawals --
There is substantial room for the oil sands mining sector to improve its environmental performance. Water impacts --
Oil sands mining uses two to four barrels of water for every barrel of bitumen produced --
Oil sands companies are not required to stop withdrawing water from the Athabasca River even if flows are so low that fisheries and habitat are at serious risk --
Capping toxic tailings waste in end pit lakes with water is an unproven and risky concept --
For over 40 years, oil sands mining companies voluntarily managed tailings on their own, in the absence of concrete government regulations --
Tailings lakes seep toxic waste. It is uncertain exactly what is seeping, how much is seeping and what ecosystem components are affected --
Tailings lakes house compounds known to be acutely toxic to aquatic organisms --
Reclamation of tailings lakes has not yet been demonstrated. Boreal forest impacts --
Alberta's oil sands underlie one-fifth of the province, and development is already planned for more than 79,000 square kilometres --
Cumulatively, the potential area affected by in situ development is about 40 times larger than the mineable zone --
The Athabasca Boreal Forest will not be restored to its native state following mine closure --
Oil sands mining reclamation standards are weak and lack transparency; only one square kilometre of land has been certified as reclaimed to date --
The security bonds that are supposed to protect Canadians from costly environmental liabilities may be inadequate. Climate change --
Alberta's greenhouse gas regulation does not require real reductions in emissions from oil sands operations --
Oil sands production is much more greenhouse gas-intensive than conventional oil production --
Oil sands are the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada --
Continued increases in greenhouse gas emissions show that Canada's commitment to address climate change falls far short of what's needed --
Large-scale carbon capture and storage for oil sands emissions is currently a distant and uncertain prospect --
Companies are allowed to switch to burning dirtier fuels as a source of energy for oil sands extraction, further increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands.
Series Title: Oil sands fever series.
Other Titles: Oil sands myths :
Plain facts on oil sands
Responsibility: Jennifer Grant, Simon Dyer, Dan Woynillowicz.
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The information presented here draws on independent research, public information and the work of others to put the relevant facts in their proper context. It delivers the full story behind the most common oil sands "spin" promoted by the oil sands industry and the governments of Alberta and Canada through the selective release of information or the creative use of statistics.

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