A good piece on how really green our Oil Sands are. When I listen to oil sand producers talk about their industry, they all talk about how much better they have become in minimizing environmental effects. That is how capitalism has worked since the beginning. Environmental effects are dealt with over time. Indeed the wastes of industry become industries of the future.
Here’s the irony about Alberta’s oilpatch, the favoured whipping boy now among Hollywood A-listers, such as the revered film actor and director Robert Redford: the oil sands have got that green religion.
Indeed there are probably more genuine, shut-up-and-show-your-money environmentalists in Alberta’s energy sector now than there are anywhere else in North America. Certainly, the large-scale land reclamation, water saving and carbon dioxide sequestration projects under way in Alberta put any other conservation efforts in this country — worthy though they may be — to shame.