Tar Sands Crude Is Transforming Canada: ‘Oil Will Rule Our Country’ If More Pipelines Are Built

Across the globe, nations are clamoring for oil and Canada is eager to oblige, reports Bloomberg in a broad look at the future of the Alberta tar sands. “Canada is in a Third World relationship with the U.S.” because almost all tar sands crude goes to America, complains an Alberta political science professor. If a tar sands pipeline for export to Asia is built, “oil will rule our country,” says Ian McAllister, director of Pacific Wild, a group dedicated to protecting coastal waters.

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