Oilsands FeverThe Environmental Implications of Canada's Oilsands Rush (fact sheet)

Publication - Aug. 23, 2006 - By Dan Woynillowicz

This fact sheet provides an overview of key facts and figures from The Pembina Institute's book Oilsands Fever: The Environmental Implications of Canada's Oilsands Rush. The book examines the environmental effects of oilsands mining in northern Alberta. From toxic tailings ponds that already cover 130 square kilometres, to fresh water use and the direct impacts of digging 100 metre open pit mines over thousands of square kilometres of boreal forest, the report details the environmental problems and other challenges that oilsands mining poses to northern Alberta.

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