Monday, April 11, 2011
A Canadian company is eyeing America's Tar Sands, which are essentially deposits of petroleum covered sand. The company estimates that there are 12 to 19 billion barrels of Petroleum in Eastern Utah alone. Canada produces most of its oil by refining large Tar Sand deposits (it reportedly has the second largest deposit of oil in the world, behind only Saudi Arabia). Environmentalists insist any attempts to refine the Tar Sands would irrevocably alter the environment.