"Energy independence" has a lot of buzz these days. It's an exciting idea: produce all our own energy so the nation is no longer beholden to oil-producing countries which may otherwise hate us. Good all around. Better for the trade …
The Alberta government asserts that the river is not being contaminated—that anything found in the river or in its delta, at Lake Athabasca, comes from natural bitumen seeps. The river cuts right through the oil sands downstream of the …