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The Alberta Oil Sands. The Alberta Oil Sands. By: Aidan Witvoet. What Is Social Justice?. Social Justice is supporting or encouraging equality, human rights and other things that may benefit many people.

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The Alberta Oil Sands


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The Alberta Oil Sands

By: Aidan Witvoet


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What Is Social Justice?

  • Social Justice is supporting or encouraging equality, human rights and other things that may benefit many people.

  • Social Justice is also making a difference in the lives of people in a certain country or around the world (for the better).


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What Are The Alberta Oil Sands?

  • The Alberta Oil Sands are oil mining areas in Alberta that are supposed to be "not as harmful" to the environment as mining for oil.

  • The Alberta Oil Sands project is a very controversial issue because there are HUGE environmental risks, but the oil sands benefit our economy greatly.


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Good Things About The Alberta Oil Sands

  • According to the government of Alberta, "About 71 square kilometers are under active reclamation".

  • The government of Alberta also says that as they proceed with these oil sands, they are developing better reclamation techniques and technology.


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  • These oil sands benefit our economy by creating jobs, creating more trading opportunities with other countries...etc.

  • The government of Alberta closely monitors the emissions of these oil sands facilities, to make sure that the air remains within the provincial standards.

  • These oil companies try their best not to disturb wildlife in the area, and to keep the animals out of these hazardous facilities.


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Bad Things About The Alberta Oil Sands

  • According to Desmogblog, "Oil sands mining is licensed to use twice the amount of fresh water that the entire city of Calgary uses in a year".

  • If the toxic liquid from a tailing pond in one of the facilities leaks into one of the many nearby rivers, this would wipe out much of the aquatic life connected to the rivers.


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  • It is said that making one barrel of oil from the oil sands emits up to THREE TIMES more greenhouse gasses than a barrel of oil from your average oil.

  • By 2020, it is estimated that the two "most active" oil companies will have made tailing ponds of toxic liquid that will be over one billion cubic meters big!

  • The Alberta Oil Sands are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.


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My Action Plan

  • Im going to take Action against The Alberta Oil Sands and their outrageous plan to turn much of the boreal forest into a toxic wasteland!

  • We cannot let this happen, so I am going to try my best to use a mode of transportation that does not use fossil fuels.

  • I will also encourage others to use modes of transportation that do not use fossil fuels as well.


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Bibliography

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  • Alberta Geological Survey. Last revised: 7 April 2011. 22 February 2012. <http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/energy/oilsands/alberta_oil_sands.html>.

  • Cenovus Energy. 14 February 2012. <http://cenovus.com/news/a-different-oil-sands.html>.

  • Desmogblog. 13 February 2012. <http://desmogblog.com/top-10-facts-canada-alberta-oil-sands-information>.

  • Forestethics. 14 February 2012. <http://forestethics.org/tar-sands-the-issue>.


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  • One Blue Marble. 13 February 2012. <http://one-blue-marble.com/alberta-tar-sands2.html>.

  • Government of Alberta. Last Revised: 31 December 2010. 14 February 2012. <http://www.oilsands.alberta.ca/>.

  • Wikipedia. Last revised: 22 February 2012. 22 February 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice>.

  • Wikipedia. Last revised: 8 February 2012. 10 February 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/oil_sands>.


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Pictures

  • <http://www.google.ca/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&q=alberta+oil+sands&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=ImZFT7OcAeHL0QGkqpzqAw>.

  • <http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&tbo=d&gbv=2&tbm=isch&q=alberta+tar+sands&revid=347817583&sa=X&ei=ImZFT5fDDuHY0QH824HqAw&ved=0CDAQ1QIoAg&biw=1024&bih=672>.

  • <http://www.google.ca/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&q=reclamation+area&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g-S1&aql=&oq=&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=PARHT4miFMfh0QG32onuDQ>


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