Natural Resources Defense Council

Another Canada

by Sofia

Have you heard about tar sands? Until recently I haven’t. But it turns out to be a type of oil the extraction methods of which are quite bad for environment, human and animal health, communities’ and individuals’ rights.  So what is that?

© Desmogblog

© Desmogblog

Tar sands, also called oil sands, are a mix of clay, sand, water and bitumen (heavy black sticky oil), which are mined and processed to get oil rich bitumen, which is then refined into oil. (more…)