Opinion – Don’t blame the oil industry

Before you go and complain about the oil sands and how they are supposedly terrible for the environment, you should do your research.

There are many environmental issues in this world and you shouldn’t blame it all on the development of oil sands. When in reality, the oil sands do more for the environment than most people know.

Most greenhouse gas emissions come from cars, not the oil sands.

“Final combustion of gasoline emerging from your tailpipe accounts for approximately 70 per cent to 80 per cent of well-to-wheel life cycle emissions,” said on the Natural Resources Canada website.

Greenhouse gasses are emitted in the extraction phase of the crude oil production process, but majority of the total greenhouse gas emissions come from a vehicles tailpipe. (more…)