Athabasca oil sands digger, Albian Sands, Alberta, Canada. (Dieter Blum /Shell). Investor group says oil sands industry must cut environmental risks. An international group of ethical funds with investments in Alberta’s oil sands is concerned the industry’s environmental performance could be creating financial risk.
Lake Claire to the left is also part of this delta system, and lies within the Wood Buffalo National Park—Canada’s largest. The lower half of the image is part of a wider area known as the Athabasca oil sands, which has the world’s largest known reservoir of crude bitumen, which can be upgraded to crude oil using technology that extracts the oil from the soil using chemicals.
Fort McMurray is in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands, and the oil is extracted by surface mining and refined in the region. The oil production is at the heart of the economy. IT WILL NOT BE SOON!!!!!
The History Of The Athabasca Oil Sands In Alberta, Canada - Canada, it’s the second-largest country in the world, and one of the most beautiful. Its pristine landscape was featured in The Revenant, which filmed in Alberta for a couple months... - TheSurge.com