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Canada Pays Environmentally for U.S. Oil Thirst: Huge Mines Rapidly Draining Rivers, Cutting Into Forests, Boosting Emissions

Date: May 31, 2006
Author: Doug Struck
QUOTE: Huge mines here turning tarry sand into cash for Canada and oil for the United States are taking an unexpectedly high environmental toll...The oil companies point to steady reductions in the amount of water and natural gas used to produce each barrel of oil...But those efficiency gains have been wiped out by the rise in the number of barrels produced.

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