Photo: David Dodge, The Pembina Institute
Since BP spoiled the Gulf of Mexico, everyone’s talking about the Canadian tar sands.
The sands are the second largest source of oil in the world after Saudi Arabia. They could lead Canada to becoming the first source of oil for the U.S. But experts warn about high water consumption, fast-growing greenhouse emissions and destruction of local forests.
Here’s the brutal reality behind the incredible aerial photos we posted earlier this week.