A Glimpse of the Athabasca Oil Sands

As oil prices continue to soar and as North America strives for energy independence, the Athabasca Oil Sands represent a real energy future for our continent. Unlike liquid oil, this mined sand produces large profits and has created more jobs than there are people to fill them. While the region continues to be developed, activists and industry supporters alike are working together to produce the oil sands resource while also considering long-term sustainability.

Recently, ICOSA was invited by the Canadian government to visit the oils sands. The following video gives a glimpse into what one of our writers and his videographer saw while visiting Ft. McMurray.


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