Two Tales of Oil, One Story


The Canadian Tar Sands, epitomized in the work of the great folks over at’s work against the Keystone XL Pipeline, are a uniquely dirty source of oil energy.

They release more carbon than regular sources of oil, and not to mention do all sorts of questionable things to the areas water supplies and larger ecosystems.

Recently a University of Victoria researcher came out with a study, that says, in essence that burning tar sands oil is still better than burning coal.

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