Proposal to Quintuple Alberta Tar Sands Production Called Outrageous

The Alberta oil sands have been proclaimed as the greatest greenhouse gas producer in Canada. Now there are two outrageous proposals to quintuple the supply of oil for US greed and consumption and to address the climate change issue by using nuclear power to fuel the oil sands production.

Published: 21-Jan-2007

The Alberta oil sands have been proclaimed as the greatest greenhouse gas producer in Canada. Now there are two outrageous proposals to quintuple the supply for US greed and consumption and to address the climate change issue by using nuclear power to fuel the oil sands production.

Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn told Sun Media on December 21, 2006. "It's not a question of if, it's a question of when in my mind," … "I think nuclear can play a very significant role in the oil sands. I'm very, very keen." ….."It's absolutely emission free. It's CO2 free," he said. "On this specific file, I've had discussions this week." (Sun Media)

It is clear that nuclear energy with its continued risk of accidents, with its unresolved waste disposal, and with its inextricable link to the development of nuclear arms is not a solution to the issue of climate change.

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