The ethics of oil extraction

UN Photo: Casey Crafford
Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2013.
Karri Munn-Venn
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 11:18 am EDT

There has been a lot of noise lately about how best to transport oil. Five trains carrying crude oil and other petroleum products have derailed in Canada and the United States in the last month. At least three of the spills led to serious fires that burned for days. At the same time, the pros and cons of pipeline development are being hotly contested.

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