12 Mar '12, 7pm

Study Disputes Oil Sands 'Restoration' Pledge: Drained forests would replace former wetlands in Alberta, changin...

Reuters An oil sands mining operation on former peat lands near Fort McMurray in Alberta. Most television viewers in Canada have witnessed attempts by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to buff the environmental image of oil sands. One of its commercials depicts a pleasant forest that an oil company manager says was created on land reclaimed from an oil sands open pit mine. But a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences disputes the oil industry’s contention that its planted forests may actually be better than the boreal forest they replace. By reducing the amount of wetlands in the region, the authors add, the reclaimed forests will add to the greenhouse gas problems created by the oil sands. “Claims by industry that they will ‘return the land we use — including reclaiming tailings ponds — to a sustainable landscape tha...

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Alison M. Redford , the premier of Alberta , said Wednesday that the debate over Canada’s oil sands development and the co...

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