no tankers, no pipeline, no problem
Well not quite. The tar sands is getting bigger daily; no one in charge is even thinking of touching the brakes.
The Tar Sands “Gigaproject” is the largest industrial project in human history and likely also the most destructive. The tar sands mining procedure releases at least three times the CO2 emissions as regular oil production and is to become the single largest industrial contributor in North America to Climate Change.
The tar sands are already slated to be the cause of up to the second fastest rate of deforestation on the planet behind the Amazon Rainforest Basin. Currently approved projects will see 480 million litres of tar sands mock crude produced daily by 2018; for each litre of oil up to as much as five litres of water are used.