15 Dec '11, 11pm

Tar Sands Oil is Already Everywhere (Map)

Tar Sands Oil is Already Everywhere (Map)

Environmentalists and climate activists may have won a big temporary victory when their efforts persuaded Obama to delay the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until an in-depth environmental review could be conducted. As we speak, the GOP, their oil industry sponsors, and a small handful of oily Democrats are working to ram through a provision that would overturn Obama's decision, and let the pipeline go forward. But as progressives, greens, and climate hawks continue to fight the efforts of Big Oil to circumvent democracy, they should keep in mind one thing: Tar sands oil is already everywhere. The tar sands industry is worth an estimated $13 billion or so, and it's already being refined at close to 50 refineries across the U.S. Here's Mother Jones : Using data from the federal Energy Information Administration (which tracks imports of unprocessed crude oil), Forest Ethics c...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/tar-sands-oil-alre...

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