• "Tar sands boom has become the world's largest energy project, the world's largest construction project, and the world's largest capital project. No comprehensive assessment of the megaproject's environmental, economic, or social impact has been done."
    -- Andrew Nikiforuk Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent


  • "We are creating an environmental catastrophe that will take centuries to recover from…if we recover at all"

    -- David Suzuki


  • "The great economic boom is going to be the great economic disaster and devastation to our land and people"

    -- Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
  • "A business-as-usual case for the tar sands will change Canada forever. It will enrich a few powerful companies, hollow out the economy, destroy the world's third-largest watershed, industrialize nearly one-quarter of Alberta's landscape, consume the last of the nation's natural gas supplies, and erode Canadian sovereignty"
    -- Andrew Nikiforuk Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent


  • "There are a number of us who feel this is the biggest unsustainable development on the planet right now."

    -- Dr. David Schindler

  • 2-5 barrels of fresh water are used to produce one barrel of oil. Tar sands operations are draining the Peace-Athabasca Delta, which is the collector of more than 1/6 of Canada's fresh watersheds.