Costly Fix

Costly Fix

Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands

Book - 2018
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"Costly Fix addresses core questions about the Alberta oil sands boom that started in the 1990s: Why did this flood of investment pour into the oil sands of northern Alberta? What role has government played with respect to the oil sands rush, and why? Who benefited and who or what has paid the costs of exploiting the oil sands? By analyzing the interest, ideas, and institutions involved in the oil sands boom, Ian Urquart charts its development from the beginning to the present. In this process, we learn about the state's role in making the oil sands profitable, the environmental dimensions of oil sands development, and First Nations' roles in both opposing and supporting the industry. The final chapter examines the extent to which Alberta's new NDP government, in its first eighteen months, altered the legacies they inherited from the Progressive Conservatives on royalties, tailings reservoirs, and climate change."--
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, University of Toronto Press,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781487594619
Branch Call Number: 333.8232 URQ
Characteristics: xiii, 364 pages : map ; 23 cm


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