Previously touted as a fantastic source of domestically-produced, reliable petroleum, oil sands have officially been dismissed as a feasible means of cutting carbon emissions by the Canadian government.
OK I know North American oil is supposedly better than buying from Venezuela or the Middle Eastern OPEC countries, but all I've been hearing is bad news about how its production process is arduous & severely pollutes surrounding ecosystems.
Thank goodness the Canadian govt has finally put an axe in this one! It may have taken the high cost and energy excuse, but I'm breathing easier now that one super destructo way of ripping apart land for resources is declared bunk for climate change.
Now if we can just get the US govt to stop buying it...