Andrew Nikiforuk talks with Jeff Schechtman

March 25th, 2009

The United States imports the majority of its oil, not from the Middle East, but from Canada? Canada has one third of the world's oil resources; it comes from the bitumen in the oil sands of Alberta. It burns more carbon than conventional oil. It destroys forests and displaces wildlife. It poisons the water supply of communities downstream and drains the Athabasca, the river that feeds Canada's largest watershed. It's one of the largest energy projects in the world.