08 Aug '11, 6pm

Oil Sands to Raise Emissions, Canadian Report Says:

Bloomberg News An oil sands mine operated by Syncrude Canada in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Canadian government has long fought efforts by politicians and environmentalists in other countries, including the United States, to characterize oil sands production as “dirty oil.” But an analysis quietly released late last month by its environmental agency indicates that the tar-like deposits will become an increasingly significant source of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. “Canada’s Emissions Trends, ” a peer-reviewed report by the agency, Environment Canada, forecasts that greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands will triple to 92 million metric tons, or 101 million short tons, by 2020 from a base level of 30 million metric tons, or 33 million short tons, in 2005. The vast majority of oil produced from the deposits is shipped to the United Sta...

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