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Canada's Tar Sands (Unconventional Oil) During the last two weeks of his Presidency G W
Bush passed a raft of laws to allow the exploitation of the Canadian Tar Sands by US mining and oil corporations, despite considerable environmental opposition.



Costs of exploiting tar sands Benefits of exploiting tar sands…

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Canada
USA (Alaska)
Russia
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden

The environmental view
Greenpeace say: "Any country rushing for oil at a time of global warming is deeply irresponsible. Aside from the issue that they might ruin the pristine environment
of the Arctic region, countries should be competing in a rush…

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Higher potential for oil spills with production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.
E.g. the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill (30th April 2010) in the Gulf of Mexico. It created an oil slick the size of Scotland ­ affecting the area
economically as well as environmentally ­ fishing and tourism industries…

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