Oil sands to raise emissions

The oil sands will become a rising source of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this decade, according to the New York Times. It cites a peer-reviewed Environment Canada report released last month forecasting that GHG emissions from oil sands will triple to 92 million metric tons by 2020 from a base level of 30 million metric tons in 2005. A Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers spokesperson disputed the report's results.

Published: Wednesday, 08/10/2011 12:00 am EDT

The oil sands will become a rising source of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this decade, according to the New York Times. It cites a peer-reviewed Environment Canada report released last month forecasting that GHG emissions from oil sands will triple to 92 million metric tons by 2020 from a base level of 30 million metric tons in 2005. A Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers spokesperson disputed the report's results.

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