Friday, May 6, 2011

Oil Sands

Energy Independence? Oil Sands Key to Security & Jobs


Increasing U.S. energy independence is a top priority for America's Energy Citizens, and leveraging Canada's reserves - which are rivaled only by Saudi Arabia's - is crucial to  achieving this goal.  A pivotal part of our energy mix?  Developing Canada's oil sands resources - which will help fuel our domestic energy needs, and stimulate new jobs, with particularly big gains in Indiana and the Midwest.
Canadian oil sands development will unleash an increased energy supply and local economic growth.  Here are a few key benefits of this expansion, as well as facts debunking the myths often associated with oil sands development:
Establishing Energy Independence.  With an estimated 2 million barrels of oil delivered across the Canadian-U.S. border every day, our North American neighbor has become the largest supplier of oil to the U.S.  Canadian oil sands are responsible for producing approximately half of these shipments - and with expanded U.S. infrastructure, will represent a reliable and plentiful part of our domestic energy mix.  Given the administration's ban on oil and natural gas development in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico, Canada's enormous oil sands resources are more essential than ever to U.S. energy security and ensuring a reliable supply for the Midwest and the nation.
Local Job Creation.  What does oil sands development mean to U.S. job creation?  According to a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) oil sands expansion is projected to add 342,000 new U.S. jobs between 2011 and 2015 - thousands of which would be created in Indiana.  This is in addition to the more than 9.2 million U.S. jobs that are currently supported by the oil and natural gas sector.
Safe & Environmentally-Sound.  U.S. and Canadian companies are making substantial investments to fulfill environmental and regulatory requirements to offset the impacts of increased oil sands production and processing.  Contrary to the misconception that oil sands extraction and processing produces higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, this development is comparable to emissions of other crude oils refined in the U.S.
Canadian oil sands represent a significant means of achieving greater U.S. energy independence.  This was recently emphasized in a study by the Council on Foreign Relations that urged U.S. policymakers to "resist the misuse of other U.S. environmental regulations to constrain oil sands," noting that "ill-conceived regulation could undermine U.S. and Canadian climate and security goals."

Energy Independence? Oil Sands Key to Security & Jobs
Oil Sands: Security and Economic Growth
Ask the Expert: Canadian Oil Sands
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Kliphnote: I can hear it now from the eco-tards, one word "NO"!
Can you hear them screeching, stomping their feet?
They will give all kinds of reasons. None has any validity.
When it comes to oil it's always "NO"!  
I'm all for alternatives to oil.
Coal cars? The eco-tards don't like coal.
Nuclear cars? The eco-tards don't like Nuclear.

Maybe windmill cars.
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 Solar Cars? 
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Where does the  electricity come from? 

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