Tar Sands

Earth Day and Tar Sands Oil

In January of 1969 the Santa Barbara Channel was the site of an oil well blowout that still ranks today as the third-largest oil spill in U.S. waters, after the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico and the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound.

How Tar Sand Oil Got Into the Great Lakes Basin

The environmental impacts of Alberta's oil sands will extend thousands of kilometres away to the Great Lakes, threatening water and air quality around the world's largest body of fresh water. A report, the University of Toronto's Munk Centre.