Pipeline Pipedreams

By Robin Tress In “An Argument for New Pipelines (Globe and Mail, November 21 2011),” Neil Reynolds glorifies the oil industry, ignorantly citing Canadian pipeline technology as ‘pure saga’. This is reminiscent Orwell’s 1984, where the mighty dollar is held above all else. To quote Mr. Reynolds’ statistics, which I’m convinced are a conservative estimate at best, … Continue reading

Tar Sands and Pipelines

Alberta Tar Sands In northern Alberta, beneath 4.3 million hectares (10.6 million acres), an area the size of Florida lay the Alberta Tar Sands. Tar sands are a mixture of sand, clay and a heavy crude oil, or tarry substance called bitumen. To get the oil out of the ground Industry uses either strip-mining or … Continue reading