Oil Sands vs. Tar Sands


JLM
#1
Of all fricken things to get in a discussion over, this is currently being discussed on C.B.C. radio. Is "oil sands" not the more correct terminology? (If this is even worth discussing............................a rose is still a rose by any other name") -
 
Locutus
+2
#2
I prefer Energy Sands.
 
JLM
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I prefer Energy Sands.


Or Money Sands! -
 
eh1eh
#4
Carbon Sands. lol. Semantics.
 
Goober
#5
Tax revenue approx 1 Trillion over 30 years.
 
taxslave
+3
#6  Top Rated Post
CBC radio still exists? I must complain to my MP about this oversight.
 
JLM
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

CBC radio still exists? I must complain to my MP about this oversight.


There's a few good programs, but a lot of sh*t too. (Problem is, it would be P.I. to complain about the sh*t) -
 
petros
#8
Since nobody answered the question.....

Tar is a man made product.
 
JLM
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Since nobody answered the question.....

Tar is a man made product.


Good, "oil sands" is obviously more appropriate- (I never saw your question)
 
petros
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Good, "oil sands" is obviously more appropriate- (I never saw your question)

It was your question.
 
JLM
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It was your question.


Yeah, some old drama queen on "Cross Country check up" who wants oil production stopped tomorrow was ready to start W.W.3 (and 4 and 5) about changing the term tar sands to "oil sands". - I know we have "freedom of speech" but they should change that to "freedom of informed speech" -
 
Nuggler
#12
The big stink .............
 
JLM
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

The big stink .............


Still it's a naturally occurring phenomenon!
 
petros
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Still it's a naturally occurring phenomenon!

The environment made it and it's man's job to clean it up before kids play in it.
 
Locutus
#15
Cody Battershill ‏@codyincalgary

Good context & perspective on how much land has been disturbed pending reclamation by the #oilsands in almost 50 yrs

 
petros
+1
#16
That is far far smaller than the clear cut known as the lower mainland.
 
JLM
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

That is far far smaller than the clear cut known as the lower mainland.


Yeah, about 276 square miles!
 
petros
+1
#18
2877sq km (1111 mi) clear cut and paved with bitumen. Let's burn it down and return it to forest and Indians.
Last edited by petros; 2 weeks ago at 08:41 PM..
 
Locutus
#19
What does a former #oilsands mine look like? All land developed by the #oilsands must legally be returned to nature.



https://twitter.com/codyincalgary/st...70496831078400
 
Grievous
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

What does a former #oilsands mine look like? All land developed by the #oilsands must legally be returned to nature.



https://twitter.com/codyincalgary/st...70496831078400


Would you build a house on this land and raise a family?
 
Zipperfish
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Still it's a naturally occurring phenomenon!

Humans are a naturally occurring phenomenon.

What's going on with those bitumen leaks at CNR?
 

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