Alberta’s oil sands: Hard evidence, missing data, new promises

NIEHS: Pitched battles are a regular occurrence in northern Alberta, Canada, as development of the province’s oil sands continues to expand. One ongoing battle--with another salvo launched in February 2011 with the leak of a European Commission report1--concerns how dirty oil sands are, relative to other fuels. Another concerns the influence of the oil sands industry in monitoring its own activity.2 In an effort to cut through the rhetoric of health advocates, industry representatives,......

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