Benefits And Consequences Of Alberta Tar Sands

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Running head: The Benefits and Consequences of the Alberta Tar Sands 1 The Benefits and Consequences of the Alberta Tar Sands Darlene Kittleson Environmental Science 101 10-08-14 Abstract 2 Our insatiable need for oil has lead us down an unsavory pathway looking for it. The Alberta Tar Sands, an economic boom and an environmental disaster, is just one of those places. Once thought of as too intrusive and destructive on the land, has made way for one of the largest tar sands reserves of this century. Harvesting the tar sands will fuel our thirst for oil for many years. Canada and America will both reap the benefits and the consequences of that oil. Running head: The Benefits and Consequences of the Alberta Tar Sands 3 The Alberta Tar Sands is one of the best and worst oil finds of the 21st century. Best in the fact that Canada becomes a big player in the
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