||Alberta's Oil Patch
||Alberta's Tar Sands (1:58) -- Tar Sands Environmental Impact (2:09) -- Resource Consumption (0:47) -- Tar Sands Pollution (2:43) -- Tailings Ponds (2:06) -- Indigenous Community Impact (2:08) -- Fort Chipewyan Cover-up (2:43) -- Tar Sands Threat (1:32) -- Tar Sands Slow Down (1:14) -- Neutralizing Tar Sands (1:41) -- Tar Sands Politics (1:52) -- Balancing Development and Conservation (1:45) -- Credits: Crude Awakening: Alberta's Oil Patch (0:13)
||Alberta's tar sands are sometimes called the Saudi Arabia of the North, an oil deposit so rich it's transformed Canada into an energy superpower. But refineries have clear cut boreal forests, consume fresh water and natural gas, feature 80 square kilometres of toxic tailings ponds, and emit 40 million tons of greenhouse gases annually. Albertans concerned about contaminated water, diminishing air quality and increased health risks say it's time to slow the pace down, and environmental groups are proposing steps to achieve a carbon-neutral tar sands.
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|Interest grade level
||7 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, November 1, 2014).|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007.|
|Publisher number||58482 Films Media Group|