By George A. Gonzalez
Throughout the united states oil and fuel shale are being 'hydrofracked' to supply petroleum and ordinary fuel. Oil (or tar) sands from Canada is being 'processed' – thereby producing quite a lot of crude. This e-book areas the novel fossil fuels revolution that's happening in North the USA in the context of significant energy politics.
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Thus, the participation of environmental groups in such organizations as the NATSC, and any environmental agreements/legislation intended to mitigate environmental damage from extracting oil sands, are potentially symbolic. In other words, in practice the production of petroleum from the oil sands goes ahead full throttle—in spite of any agreement with environmental groups or laws on paper. ” Hence, apart from potentially managing environmental groups and/or public opinion, economic elites may get involved with those in opposition to the oil sands to gain greater insight/understanding of the environmental issues surrounding this energy source.
31Alastair Sweeney, in his history of the oil sands, concurs. He opines that “thanks to . . ”33 Alberta’s policies toward the oil sands did create political friction and political opposition amongst the Alberta petroleum industry. ” In other words, oil extracted in Alberta is limited to reaching central/western North America. 34) Thus, Alberta’s oil producers have a limited market—one that is susceptible to overproduction/glutting. 37 Therefore, production from the oil sands would add petroleum to a market that was adequately serviced by conventional crude.
66 This emphasis on the supply-side to deal with US energy problems of the 1970s is reflected in two reports put out by the Twentieth Century Fund (now the Century Fund). 67 The Twentieth Century Fund created two policy-planning groups in the early 1970s composed largely of economic elites that put forward proposals to deal with the petroleum situation in the United States. One task force, convened in 1973, was titled the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on United States Energy Policy. On this task force was a director and senior vice-president of Exxon; a vice-chairman of the board of the American Electric Power Company; Walter J.
American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands by George A. Gonzalez