Emissions from Tar Sands Will Dwarf Carbon Cuts in Canada

Yale Environment 360: Carbon dioxide emissions from the exploitation of Alberta’s tar sands will far outweigh emissions reductions in other sectors of Canada’s economy and will be a major contributor to the country missing 2020 targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. Environment Canada, the country’s chief environmental agency, said that the tar sands development -- which injects steam into thick oil deposits to produce oil -- will produce 62 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from 2005......

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