Canada: The case for a moratorium on tar sands development

Yale Environment 360: In a widely publicized commentary in Nature this summer, aquatic ecologist Wendy Palen and seven colleagues were sharply critical of the way that Canada and the United States have gone about developing Alberta’s vast tar sands deposits and the extensive infrastructure of pipelines and rail networks needed to transport those fossil fuels to market. Rather than looking at the cumulative effect of this massive energy Simon Fraser University Wendy Palen development on the climate and the environment,......

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