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Bitumen Obama

March 16, 2009

Bitumen Obama

Bitumen Obama

Canada, the largest foreign supplier of oil to the US, sends 1.2 million barrels south each day. Crude from Canada's tar sands, "the world's dirtiest oil," accounts for half that supply. During his first foreign visit to Canada, US President Barack Obama called climate change and the need to develop clean energy resources "the most pressing challenge of our time." He did not mention the tar sands.

by Chris Arsenault

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