Friday, March 10, 2006

Oil sands moratorium proposed

Some folks in Canada are urging a mortorium on the development of "oil sands" (or tar sands). A group known as the Parkland Institute has released a report that ties Canada's oil sands development to America's energy demands and its author wonders if this energy source is "fueling the American war machine".

The report, "Fueling Fortress America", calls for a moratorium on tar sands development until a public inquiry can be made concerning the environmental and social impacts of such projects.