The Expansion Of The Oil Sands

1459 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 6 Pages
Canada has always been a leader in the oil sands industry. Over the past few years there has been controversy in Canada over oil production. Some say we should continue to expand the production of oil and others say we should try to reduce our production. The first article “Why Canada needs to develop the oil sands” by Konrad Yakabuski argues that Canada should continue to expand the oil sands. Contradictory to the first article, the second article “Stop oilsands expansion, Canadian and U.S. researchers say” argues that Canada should stop expanding the oil sands. In this paper both articles are summarized and compared based on factors that could influence the reader. In this paper I will argue that the article that supports the expansion of the oil sands is more convincing as it is better organized and the writing style makes the reader think about the issue more so than the other article. The first article “Why Canada needs to develop the oil sands” by Konrad Yakabuski argues the point that Canada should continue the expansion of the oil sands. The article first addresses the critics to the plan to expand the oil sands as it states that critics “warn that Canada risks becoming a petro-state akin to Iran or Nigeria”. The next couple of paragraphs address this statement and the author points out that overall our economy is very diverse and the oil sands are unlikely to expand so much that our economy is totally reliant on them. The next point the article brings up…

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