Why would anyone be worried about the Tar Sands?

Federal and provincial governments have contributed to public distrust of the oil sands by failing to properly monitor the environmental impacts, a high-level panel says…

…“Until this situation is fixed, there will continue to be uncertainty and public distrust in the environmental performance of the oil sands industry and government oversight,” it said.

The panel, appointed by former environment minister Jim Prentice, is the latest to point out the serious shortcomings in regulatory oversight.

Cough. How on Earth could Canadians independently conclude the Alberta Tar Sands are not sound and might, possibly, not be in our overall long-term national interest?

If not for the modest financial contributions of American philanthropic foundations, such unease amongst the citizenry would not exist! A clear case of green brainwashing if ever I saw one!

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