Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tar Sands Compared to Mountaintop Removal

Here's an interesting nugget from the Calgary Herald: "Mountain top coal mining in the U.S. has already disturbed 10 times more surface area than current [Alberta] oilsands development and will mine more area than oilsands developers can ever exploit in the lifetime of the resource.

That's not something you often hear from environmentalists.


Lars said...

If it's in the Calgary Herald and it concerns Alberta's oil interests, David, I'd find another source to corroborate it. The Herald's editorial board is not very critical when it comes to evaluating anything at all that their friends in the Oil Patch tell them.

climatehawk1 said...

Heck no, environmentalists just loooove mountaintop removal mining.