虽然作者Nikiforuk Hoberg & Phillips反对油砂,凯文·林奇的“非常规能源革命”提供了一个更为积极的环境开发油砂。凯文·林奇提出了能源危机,以及它如何会影响世界各国。功率控制会分布在亚洲,而中国等国取得上风,其他类似印度可能下降的能源安全评级。欧洲将不再是一个先锋时能源消耗和法规,甚至美国自给自足的计划。林奇在这种背景下提出了中心论点,加拿大必须多样化市场已对其石油(林奇研讨会)。
虽然规划和建议的报告已经准备包括环境和土著居民的代表,这些实际上实现,只代表一个框架计划(Horberg和菲利普斯,507 – 527年)。这个演讲Horberg和菲利普斯同意Nikiforuk称之为绿洗,渥太华的愤世嫉俗的艺术似乎已经成为大师,在省级政府花费约一亿只说服人民同意油砂项目。
Alberta’s oil sands form the basis of discussions in the articles of Nikiforuk, George Hoberg and Jeffrey Phillips, and Kevin Lynch. Energy sources, especially the oil, have been the context of many controversies in the Middle Eastern Development and their trade. In this context these three articles present the growing controversies about the Oil Sands in Canada and the essay critically analyzes these perspectives.
Different Aspects of the Oil Sands Issues
While authors Nikiforuk and Hoberg & Phillips argue against the oil sands, Kevin Lynch in an ‘Unconventional Energy Revolution’ presents a more positive context for developing the oil sands. Kevin Lynch presents the energy crises and how it would affect the nations of the world. The power control would get distributed across Asia and while nations like China get an upper hand, others like India might go down in terms of their energy security ratings. Europe would no longer be a pioneer when it comes to energy consumptions and regulations and even the US are seen to be making plans for self sufficiency. In this context Lynch presents the central argument that Canada must diversify the market it has for its oil (Lynch 21-23).
Although planning and recommendations report have been prepared which includes environmental and aboriginal representatives, none of these are in actuality implemented and only represent a framework for more planning (Horberg and Phillips 507-527). This presentation of Horberg and Phillips is in agreement with what Nikiforuk calls the cynical art of Green-washing that Ottawa seems to have become master of, where Provincial Government spends around a hundred million only to convince its people to consent to the Oil Sands Projects.