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Threshold Considerations and Wetland Reclamation in Alberta’s Mineable Oil Sands. 2012. Foote, L.

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Effect of Tar Sands Mining in Northern Alberta and the currently (June 2013) flooding in Southern Alberta
Lana May on Jun 21, 2013 16:00:38

The destruction of the Boreal Forest and wetlands in Northern Alberta has, no doubt, had an effect on the historic flooding in Southern Alberta - to ignore this fact would be a serious travesty.  Who pays for the externalities of production of this oil on the environment (loss of habitats / wetlands / altering the landscape permanently / storing toxic substances without a means of safe disposal), accelerating climate change, negatively impacting health, and now the devastation caused cities, towns, infrastructure, and businesses affected by flooding? 

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