Point: Canada’s oil sands are dirty and we should “leave them in the ground”.

All petroleum products must be handled and used with care, no matter what country they come from.


The fact is the US has oil that is far dirtier, though for some reason we do not see the American environmental movement pointing this out. The Southern Company, a large US utility, has three coal plants that together generate more GHGs than the entire Canadian oilsands. The fact is, our oilsands are a very small part of the global energy diet and any middle-of-the-road Canadian has reason to be proud of them. Through innovation, we will continue to improve.