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In Focus: Oil Tar Sands

In Focus: Oil Tar Sands

Last week, OpenEI focused on the issues related to fracking. We showed both the potential gains and pitfalls of continued fracking policy in the United States. Another hot issue in the United States and internationally are oil sands, or tar sands. The epicenter of this issue resides in Alberta, Canada, in the Athabasca river basin.


Obama Rejects Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

This afternoon, the Obama administration announced its rejection of Canada’s proposed Keystone tar sands pipeline … but TransCanada will be allowed to submit a new application for an alternate route (which they undoubtedly will). The pipeline would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest crude oil down the spine of the US to the Gulf. Obama didn’t make