Is there an alternative to extracting the bitumen sands?

2017-07-28

in Canada, Economics, Politics, The environment

I only just came across it, but back in January CBC News asked a bold question: can the oil sands be phased out?

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R.K. August 9, 2017 at 8:46 pm

The CBC piece reaches a fatalistic conclusion:

“The phase-out of the oilsands will be driven by global geopolitics, markets and technology,” said Johnston. “And governments, whether they be in Edmonton or Ottawa, will be a marginal player in that story.”

If this sort of reasoning is sound, governments in general can’t do much to determine what the future will be like, making activism and advocacy pointless.

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