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The Canadian Tar Sands represent a giant step backwards at precisely the moment when the US is ready to make a concerted effort ot move beyond fossil fuels. Increasing our dependence on the Tar Sands, whick take the environmental problems of other fossil fuels and multiply them, will severely undercut our efforts to cut CO2 emissions.
And the local effects of Tar Sands mining is horrific. We cannot let that toxic wasteland reach the size of Florida, which current plans project.
Canada needs to seel us their crappy product more than we need to buy it. It's weird that they've all of a sudden become the climate pariah of North America, but the US can't bail them out. We're moving on.
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