About The Report:

    Alberta’s tar sands region holds the third largest known oil reserve in the world. Over the last 20 years, oil production in the region has grown immensely. Industry wants to triple production by 2030. Until recently, this expansion was widely seen as inevitable. But over the past year, there has been a perceptible shift in the level of certainty ascribed to this scenario.

    It is becoming clear that the rapid pace of tar sands development has depended on a perfect storm of conditions. The key question is will these conditions persist? The answer on multiple levels is no. Find out why in our report, and the accompanying Executive Summary, Far from Inevitable: The Risks of and Barriers to Tar Sands Expansion.

    Download the Executive Summary here.

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