The Alberta tar sands, for my friends outside of Canada, are the dirtiest, most destructive source of oil. It produces a stinky sickening gas. It uses up a lot of water and turns it into sludge.
Approximately two tons of oil sands are needed to produce one barrel of oil (roughly 1/8 of a ton)….Making liquid fuels from tar sands requires huge amounts of energy for steam injection and refining. This process generates two to four times the amount of greenhouse gases per barrel of final product as the production of conventional oil.
But now there’s something we can all do about this pandering to oil barons.