Posted by keith on June 3rd, 2009
I came across a page on the Suncor web site today. Suncor produce oil from tar sands and oil shales in Canada.
Here is what they say about the environment:
Today, Canadians are asking the oil sands industry to do more – take decisive action on global and regional environmental issues. Suncor plans to be around for a long time and we know success over the long term depends on addressing a wide range of stakeholder concerns.
Environmental stewardship and responding to the needs of our communities is just as important to the economic well-being of our society as upgraders, pipelines or refineries. We are working hard to reduce the amount of water and natural gas we use, limit the level of greenhouse gas emissions and air contaminants, and reduce the length of time it takes to reclaim disturbed lands.
Responsible development makes good business sense. By investing a significant portion of today’s production revenues into tomorrow’s technologies, we expect to deliver a big environmental payoff. Technology will help us find ways to develop existing and new energy resources more efficiently and with far less impact on the environment.
So, we must accept that the extraction of oil from sand and shale will be around “for a long time”, must we?
I would like to write more, but I don’t really need to — it is all here for you to read…