15 Aug '11, 8pm

Canadian Government Says Emissions from Tar Sands Could Double | Care2 Causes

Canadian Government Says Emissions from Tar Sands Could Double | Care2 Causes

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Alberta’s tar sands could double by 2020, according to a recently released report from the Canadian government. In 2009, Canada signed the Copenhagen Accord, pledging to reduce its GHG emissions 17 percent by 2020. All the decreases will be offset by the increases in tar sands emissions, and that will mean Canada will only meet 25 percent of its targets. Guess who is the biggest purchaser of Canada’s tar sands? Let me give you a hint: A proposed project, the Keystone XL project , would take Alberta’s tar sands crude to Texas refineries via a pipeline. In fact, the pipeline would pump 500,000 barrels of tar sands crude from Alberta to Texas every day, with a $13 billion price tag. “The keystone pipeline sends a signal from Gulf Coast refineries to Alberta that we’re open for business. Of course, that is going to drive far more production ...

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