Sources and Resources for “Tar Sands Fever!”

A great deal of information on Alberta tar sands development and effects can be found at these Pembina Institute websites: and

Sources for this article include the following

National Energy Board, “Canada’s Oil Sands: Opportunities and Challenges to 2015: An Update,” June 2006,

-------------------, Canada’s Oil Sands: Opportunities and Challenges to 2015. An Energy Market Assessment, 2004, sandsOpportunitiesChallenges2015/EMAOil sandsOpportunities2015QA_e.htm.

Myles Rowat, Boom Times: Canada’s Crude Petroleum Industry, Statistics Canada, September 2006.

Report of the U.S. National Energy Policy Development Group, May 2001,

Martin Kaste, “Canada Digs Oil Out of the Ground for U.S.” NPR Morning Edition (Business), December 2, 2005,

Govinda Timilsina, Nicole LeBlanc, and Thorn Walden, Economic Impacts of Alberta’s Oil Sands, Canadian Energy Research Institute, 2005.

U.S. Energy Information Administration,

Peter Blancher and Jeffrey Wells, “The Boreal Forest Region: North America’s Bird Nursery” commissioned by the Boreal Songbird Initiative and the Canadian Boreal Initiative, April 2005,

Environment Canada, “Western Boreal Conservation Initiative–Backgrounder,” 2004.

-----------------, “Peace-Athabasca Delta, Albera—Ramsar Site,”

Suncor Energy, 2005 Report on Sustainability.

Syncrude Canada Ltd., 2004 Sustainability Report.

M. Griffiths, A. Taylor, and D. Woynillowicz, Troubled Waters, Troubling Trends: Technology and Policy Options to Reduce Water Use in Oil and Oil Sands Development in Alberta, May 2006,

D. Woynillowicz, “Oil Sands Fever: The Environmental Implications of Canada’s Oil Sands Rush,” The Pembina Institute, November 2005.

PollutionWatch, “PollutionWatch Fact Sheet: Alberta Pollution Highlights,” no date,

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, “Industry Facts and Information: Oil Sands 2005 Statistics,”