The Canadian Oil Sands
The Industry of Canada By: Jerry Bernal
Why develop the oil sands
Should Canada continue to increase development of the oil sands?
In my opinion, if Canada can't come up with a solution to the problem, then I will have to disagree. I disagree because the development of the oil sands are infecting wildlife in the area and the government is doing nothing about the countless complaints that people have about the oil sands. Signs of chemicals have already started to take its toll. Fort Chip along the Athabasca river has seen the effects that the oil sands caused. The people who fish the waters have found fish with tumors. 26 people have died from cancer in 1 year due to the consumption of the fish. This happened because the fresh water used to separate the oil from the minerals, is deposited in tail pounds creating a lake of toxic water. Over time, it tends to leak into the Athabasca river. When the government is doing nothing about complaints, that probably means they will never stop. They never stop because of the money. They don't know that they are contributing to the global warming of the Earth. When the oil sands run out and when they run out of reserves, what will they do. Who will the government turn for help. Canada won't have anymore fresh water and no more agricultural products due to water pollution and air pollution. In conclusion, I disagree on Canada continuing to increase the development of the oil sands.