November 10, 2011

Painful Truth: Oil Is Still Energy Future

Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun


Against the backdrop of a massive circus protest over the TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline to expand oilsands exports to the United States, and growing opposition to Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline to open markets in Asia, comes a new report from the International Energy Agency referring to the Alberta oilsands as an “indispensable” energy source.

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