Deep Trouble: The reality of in situ tar sands operations

Publication - April 7, 2011
In an effort to distance themselves from the powerful, but negative, images of open-pit mining in the Alberta tar sands, many oil companies are now touting the advantages of their in situ (or underground) operations.

A supposed alternative to open-pit mining not only has some public relations benefits, but masks what is really necessity as virtue, as over 80 per cent of the oil locked up in the Canadian tar sands are too deep to be mined.

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Deep Trouble: The reality of in situ tar sands operations

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