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on July 3, 2015
Interesting and factual
Insufficient mention of the probable consequences of the development global ewarming. Ecological poisoning by oil spills etc
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on June 6, 2015
I just read this book and it is very good. It becomes abundantly clear that Canada's Tar Sands is less worse than several others with respect to environmental impact but also from the perspective that most of the alternative producers are countries with vastly greater human rights violations etc.

It also exposes some disturbing facts about some of the environmental groups, i.e., those that seem to have gone rogue from my perspective!
What really caught my attention was the section on Greenpeace.....

But keep in mind that the issue of climate change remains...... With the right balance between economy and environment, there may still be a chance that Canada could come out on top so as to lead from the environmental perspective without a collapsing economy. This book steers clear of the imminent time line in meeting environmental requirements.
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on May 17, 2015
Very good read for people wanting to understand the b.s. propaganda for Alberta oilfields. When I first started reading it, I had to do a few fact checks, because the information almost sounds falsified. As I read further into the book. And the more fact checking I had looked into. I'm a reformed anti Alberta oilfields reader. I wish we pumped more oil from tar sands.
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on April 22, 2015
I thought I know everything there was the know about the Oil Sands, but after reading this book I realized that there are always 2 sides to every story. I thought I was against the Oil Sands because of all the propaganda about it... But this book makes alot of good senses. I like how the author takes you through all the countries that produce oil and how they operate, not just in the industrial, but also environmental and human rights. The author gives you lots of scientific evidence that support the Oil Sands - like how the Oil Sands companies have cut their CO2 emissions by 38% in the last 5 years. The author goes through all the the hype and scandals. How the environmental groups aren't all they make themselves out to be. I was extremely impressed with all the information that was layed out in easy lame-man's terms so I could understand. I'm trying to get everyone I know to read this book so they can see the other side of the "field" and see that even if we were to shut down the Oil Sands we would still be dependent on Oil and that Oil would be coming from another place that has worse environmental, human rights and industrial actions/motives. Do we want our oil that has caused deaths/murder, or the destruction of the environment. Or from a country like Canada free, liberal and tolerant.
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on March 7, 2015
When the premise of your book is "ignore what we are doing because others are worse" is childish and immature, not to mention incorrect. This book is a lame attempt at deflection when real scientific criticisms are brought forward by using anecdotle evidence and conjecture. Not shocking because that is his MO and how he conducted himself on the now defunct Sun "news" organization
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on September 28, 2014
A book most of the lib-left, tree-hugging types won't bother to read. Nor would they publicly agree with Ezra if they did take the time to read it.
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on September 12, 2014
There is a lot of BS floating around out there.... this will clear your mind of all that garbage info.
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on July 21, 2014
FABULOUS BOOK BUT I LOVE EZRA
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on June 13, 2014
the book is a critique of environmentalism based on argument for the oil sands. It is a narrative which differs from most anti-oil views of the oil sands because it considers the problem of ethics. The criticism of oil producing regimes for human rights issues differs from the human rights of Canada's oil sands.
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on May 13, 2014
Clear and concise work.
I wish President Obama would approve Keystone and I hope Alberta will be honest with Canada's resources.
The Liberal Government in Ontario is killing us with Tax.
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