The website will provide facts about the impact of oil on our economy, environment and more

Ottawa, ONT.  – Today, Environmental Defence launched a new richly populated reference site for information about Canada’s oil industry and the ways in which our economy may shift as the world addresses climate change. The site includes information the impact of the oil industry on Canada’s economy, environment and society.

“Understandably, Canadians are concerned about our future – both environmental and economic.  Unfortunately, there’s a lot of incorrect information out there about Canada’s oil and gas sector that is preventing us from having a productive national conversation,” says Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence, “We hope this site, and its references, provides a useful starting point for that necessary discussion.”

In addition to sharing the latest research about how the industry is expected to change as Canada takes steps to reduce our greenhouse gases, the site also provides an overview of some common but misused terms, like carbon budget, bitumen, and different grades of oil.

The site can be found at It will be updated regularly.

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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