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Oil sands development - The Daily Mail’s take

October 18, 2012

The British newspaper the Daily Mail has published a one sided and inflammatory article on the oil sands

See source a) below. The article portrays the huge scale of the oil sands development through a series of stunning photos.



So Ms.Higgins is opposed to all oil sands development. Canadians should accept higher unemployment and a lower standard of living as a result, right ?

The oil sands represents 97% of Canada’s oil reserves, so development is logical and economically beneficial. The previously mined areas are reforested, but the article does not mention this or show any evidence of this.

The article shows mining operations yet now most oil sands development is ‘in situ’ and does not involve strip mining.