No, Minister Oliver, the oil sands have not become ‘green’

Globe and Mail: Many Canadians must have wondered if George Orwell was alive and well this week as they read that the Alberta oil sands were being pitched to U.S. officials as "green" by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. "Canada is the environmentally responsible choice for the U.S. to meet its energy needs in oil for years to come," the minister told an audience in Chicago - a message he repeated over and over in his U.S. tour, part of a calculated mission to associate Alberta bitumen with ecological......

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