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?
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…)