Alberta Canada 1 of 3 – Toxic – VICE


EDDY MORETTI: Look at that. Jesus! Another oil refinery. I wonder how far we could get
before they send the little surveillance vehicle to see
what the fuck we’re doing. Do you mind? Do we care? SIMON DYER: How we our energy
and how we do and how we impact the environment in
getting that energy I think is the issue of our times. And the Alberta oil sands
represent the very worst in terms of our desire
to extract oil. You know basically go to
any length with it. EDDY MORETTI: My heiny
is freezing. When people think of oil they
think of the Middle East but actually Canada has one of
the largest petroleum deposits in the world. It’s just that it’s
stuck in sand. The oil sands is an area the
size of Florida and it holds an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 trillion
barrels of oil. However, until recently, it’s
been way too expensive to extract from the sand. LINDSAY TELFER: It’s the most
difficult to access oil in the world and that’s why it’s never
been seen as a viable option in the global
oil economy. But because the oil prices have
gone up so much, likely because we’ve hit peak oil,
all of a sudden the most difficult to access oil in
the world has now become accessible. So peak oil is– in it’s very simple terms, it’s
exactly what it says. You hit a peak of production of
available oil reserves and once you’ve hit that peak
you start going down. So it’s the reserves in the
world are declining. SIMON DYER: Companies and
countries are realizing strategically they’re trying to
figure out where this oil is going to come from as
sources elsewhere in the world dry up. So Canada is considered a safe,
secure source of oil. And all the major
oil companies– all the multinationals
in the world have operations in the oil sand. And you’re seeing that stampede
to try and ensure that they get a piece
of the pie. EDDY MORETTI: We made our way
for Fort McMurray, a small town in the middle of Canada’s
tundra that is the epicenter of the oil sands operation. When we were there we realized
that this little town has global consequences. Fort McMurray is responsible
for two-thirds of Canada’s contribution to global
greenhouse gas emissions which is kind of amazing when you
think that it’s a town of 70,000 people. The problem’s so big, it’s so
massive, affects so many different people environmentally
and socially. We basically tried to cover the
story from as many angles as we could and we realized
that it was inexhaustible. We met the chief of
the Athabaskan Region First Nation. We met the Premier of Alberta,
which is like the governor. We also visited the work camps,
saw the pipeline that’s being built all the
way to Chicago. We saw how they rip up the
forest in order to discover and explore for this oil. We also snuck onto some
of these sites. And the snow is really
fucking deep here. Be careful. OK. Here we go. This is it. Welcome to Alberta. Welcome to the future of oil. It sucks. It really fucking sucks. And it wreaks. It smells. So we came all the way from
New York because we heard there’s a lot of oil here. LINDSAY TELFER: I guess the
other angle is scraping at the bottom of the barrel. It is the dirtiest to produce
oil in the world. The oil sands industry in Canada
make up the single largest contributor to our
growing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. EDDY MORETTI: The first thing
you need to understand is how they extract the oil
from the sand. First they clear out the trees
and mine the sand that’s close to the surface. But some of the sand is deeper
and to get to that they’ve invented a new system. It’s called SAGD, or steam
assisted gravity drainage. Basically they heat the soil
and suck out the sand. SIMON DYER: The use of water
for in situ operations is a real concern. Companies use about a fifth of
a barrel of water for every barrel of oil produced
in situ operations. Oil sands companies– oil sands mines basically
extract water directly from the Athabasca River. Because the process, of course,
pollutes that water so much, it’s largely not actually
returned to the Athabasca River. The vast majority of
it gets dumped into these tailings ponds. So these are basically oily
lagoons full of waste water and suspended hydrocarbons. If you ever get a chance to tour
an oil sands mine these landscapes are quite surreal. EDDY MORETTI: Once they’ve dug
up all the oil sand, they stick it in these huge cokers,
which are like large furnaces and boil it, and steam
inject it. That’s how they get the
oil out of the sand. And this is the process where
all the greenhouse gas emissions come from. LINDSAY TELFER: Really, the only
real way to get the oil sands to eliminate their carbon
dioxide emissions is to stop producing the oil
from the oil sands. EDDY MORETTI: And is
that your position? LINDSAY TELFER: We need
to slow down. But I also recognize that it’s
not going to stop tomorrow. Our communities can’t
keep pace. Our environment can’t
keep pace. We know we need to slow down. I think that that in itself
is very clear. EDDY MORETTI: And who’s
pressuring us to ramp up? LINDSAY TELFER: Industry. Government. I mean the Alberta government
makes a lot of money on the oil sands so until there is a
viable alternative for them to shift our economy I think that
they’re going to continue to create the climate that’s going
to attract this kind of business to the province. EDDY MORETTI: We went to go ask
for permission but there was no one in the office. And there are a couple
of trees here. A couple of rows of
a couple of trees. One, two, three, four, seven,
nine, ten, a million. Logs, logs, log, log,
log, log, logs. It’s dangerous being a logger. But we don’t know how
they cut them. If they’re chainsaws or if
they’re those tree snipper things where they
just snip it. Then again, what do I know? LINDSAY TELFER: Boreal forests
are the lungs of Canada. It’s what cleans our air. It’s what gives us the air
that we can breathe. If you compare it to the Amazon
forest which is often called the lungs of the earth,
the Boreal forest is largely the lungs of North America EDDY MORETTI: So we
kind of need it? LINDSAY TELFER: And it’s
the largest intact forest left in the world. EDDY MORETTI: Holy shit! Look at that thing! What are the odds of there
being oil here? MALE SPEAKER: Very good. EDDY MORETTI: Yeah? MALE SPEAKER: Yeah. That’s why we’re doing it. EDDY MORETTI: So they
just cut, cut, cut, cut their grids? MALE SPEAKER: That’s right. EDDY MORETTI: And then another
crew comes in. Do you consider yourself an
environmentalist of sorts? MALE SPEAKER: Definitely. EDDY MORETTI: Yeah. MALE SPEAKER: Oh yeah,
you betcha. EDDY MORETTI: So you have no
major concerns with the way this business is operating? MALE SPEAKER: Well before we can
even cut down a tree, we have to get government
approval. One of the major focuses in
this industry is on the environment because that’s
a key asset to what we do out here. EDDY MORETTI: Do you think then
these lines that have been mulched will get replanted
or what will happen? MALE SPEAKER: Someday,
I’m sure. There’s always tree planting
that’s going on throughout the province. EDDY MORETTI: They just have to
catch up to the other guys. FRANK ROUTHIER: EDDY MORETTI: What happens
when there’s no more oil? FRANK ROUTHIER: EDDY MORETTI: Are you going to
work in this business until you retire? FRANK ROUTHIER: And at
my age, my age– I’m not that old, guys! EDDY MORETTI: Can you tell
us how much you make? FRANK ROUTHIER: How
much I make? This thing is oil. Then the oil is these
things are oil. Everything’s got oil. Even your camera
inside got oil. EDDY MORETTI: It’s like
the economic engine of Canada, this town. FRANK ROUTHIER: EDDY MORETTI: We’re going to
leave the truck there. OK. We’re going to go straight. FRANK ROUTHIER: Yeah. EDDY MORETTI: OK. FRANK ROUTHIER: But I give you
a clipboard so you can write your comments and stuff. EDDY MORETTI: Good, good. Great. We’re going there. [INAUDIBLE] men working here on
the pipeline down there but [INAUDIBLE] sector 32. We want to go down
to sector G9. MALE SPEAKER: So I’m sorry
I forgot your first name. EDDY MORETTI: Eddie. MALE SPEAKER: Eddie,
this is Jason. EDDY MORETTI: Hey. JASON: How’s it going? EDDY MORETTI: Hey. How’s it going buddy? JASON: Not bad. Not bad. JC: JC. They call me JC up
around here. I don’t like being called after
a toilet because it’s what they call a
toilet, a john. Right? JC. EDDY MORETTI: Oh wow. JC: I had a chainsaw kickback
and kind of buggered me up a little bit back a
few years ago. EDDY MORETTI: Yeah, well you’re
lucky it didn’t do anything worse. JC: I keep the sunglasses
down now. I hide that stuff because
the ladies don’t like to see that stuff. EDDY MORETTI: So you
like your job? JC: Oh I love it. EDDY MORETTI: You like trees? JC: I’m over here in fresh
air, nice blue skies. Life’s great. Lots of wildlife. Well, I hadn’t seen
anything yet but– MALE SPEAKER: You don’t have
to touch anything. EDDY MORETTI: They’re
nice trees. JC: Yeah exactly. I hate to cut them down if
they don’t have to go. That’s our oxygen, man. You know? I hate to cut them out because
it’s not that I’m a tree hugger but I’m not a
tree killer either. EDDY MORETTI: Wow. He’s really good. Oh shit! You did a good job buddy. You were really delicate
with that thing. You slowly steered it
into a direction. JC: Oh yeah. Yeah it’s great fun. EDDY MORETTI: You like
Fort McMurray? JC: No. EDDY MORETTI: Why? JC: There’s too many people in
too big of a rush up here. EDDY MORETTI: Yeah. JC: Too many I don’t know. Like this highway, they
call it death highway. It’s scares you to
drive on it. You don’t know if somebody’s
going to clean you or wipe you out or what so you keep close
to the ditch, right? EDDY MORETTI: What happens
to people? They just like, do they work
too hard and then party too hard and then the combination
gets them into trouble or what? JC: Oh, could be. It could be. There’s a lot of people
that do long shifts. Us, we usually take our days
off after 21 or less. EDDY MORETTI: You work
21 days straight? JC: 21 days straight, yep. Then take five, six days off
to enjoy life a little bit. Some of these other guys, well
they get going 30, 40, 50 days straight and then– EDDY MORETTI: That’s got
to be– that’s just not JC: Yeah, they get– EDDY MORETTI: Healthy. JC: No. They get burned out and
they get tired. It ‘s a way of life but it’s
interesting at times. Wouldn’t do anything else
otherwise, if I had a choice. Right? EDDY MORETTI: What’s your plan
then, stay here for another couple years? JC: Yeah. I float the oil patch
through anyway. EDDY MORETTI: What does
that mean, float the oil patch through? JC: Well, as long as there’s
money here, a man will be here working if he can fill his bank
account up, and put the bread and butter on the table
and this is where he’ll be. If it ain’t here, if it’s in
BC or if it’s in Sweden, if that’s where the money is,
that’s where we’ll all have to go, right? EDDY MORETTI: Right. You have a family? JC: Yeah. I got a son. EDDY MORETTI: Here in Alberta? JC: In the Maritimes. EDDY MORETTI: In the Maritimes. JC: Yeah. EDDY MORETTI: So you’re
not going back home. You’re here for good. JC: If I’m here, I’m here
for the– as long as the money’s here. EDDY MORETTI: As long as the
oil’s flowing you’re– JC: Yeah. Exactly. The welfare line’s not for me. EDDY MORETTI: Right on. SIMON DYER: George Bush’s State
of the Union Address a couple of years ago– EDDY MORETTI: Last year. Right. SIMON DYER: Pretty bluntly said
we’re addicted to foreign oil and we need to get
off foreign oil. And he didn’t consider– I don’t think he considers
Canada foreign in that respective. MALE SPEAKER: Ladies and
gentlemen, thank you for coming this afternoon. And first and foremost, I want
to welcome back to Fort McMurray our premier
Ed Stelmach. Premier, welcome back
to Fort McMurray. ED STELMACH: Over the past year,
I’ve spoken to a lot of ordinary Albertans. They are proud of Alberta’s
position in Canada as an economic powerhouse. However, there is always a word
of caution and that is Ed, don’t blow it. EDDY MORETTI: This is the new
premier, Ed Stelmach. He took over from this
guy, Ralph Klein. And he’s the guy responsible
for kick-starting the oil sands in the ’90s. While you were premier,
were you pressured by multinationals RALPH KLEIN: No. EDDY MORETTI: To increase
production? RALPH KLEIN: No. Never. 10 years ago, I took a
delegation down to Houston and I can recall holding a symposium
to talk about the oil sands, and how Canada can
meet the reliable and secure supply that the EDDY MORETTI: Stable. RALPH KLEIN: US is
looking for. The stable supply. First of all, we stationed a
person in Washington, DC to focus really on the American
legislators, those in Congress and in Senate– EDDY MORETTI: And is working,
his work is having results? RALPH KLEIN: His work is– well, his work has been
highly successful. LINDSAY TELFER: We’ve created
the most accessible investment climate for oil companies. EDDY MORETTI: Why? LINDSAY TELFER: Heck, because
we wanted the investment. We wanted people to come in. So in the ’90s we set up a
royalty regime that allowed them to virtually not
pay royalties. A majority of the oil sands,
once it’s upgraded and refined and often before it’s upgraded
and refined, is shipped to the States. The Chicago area is one
of the sent hubs for the bitumen upgrading. EDDY MORETTI: This pipe
goes all the way to Chicago, which is far. We’re good for 50 years,
America, and after that you’re fucked. You’re on your own. SIMON DYER: The tar sands is
producing about a million barrels of oil a day. And there are discussions to
increase that to 5 million barrels a day. America, of course, uses
more than 20 million barrels of oil a day. So I mean the tar sands can plug
that gap for only a very short period and it’s never
going to be able to meet Americans’ needs so we need to
look at other solutions. LINDSAY TELFER: When you’re in
government, there’s a lot of pressure to be open and
friendly to industrial development and Klein was the
best of the best of them. And what we’re seeing now is
some of those leaders going whoa, maybe we did this
a little bit too fast. OK. Well obviously there’s
been no plan. That’s why it spiraled
out of control. Our communities have spiraled
out of control. Development has spiraled
out of control. Klein came out after he left
office saying, no, we didn’t have a plan. We just said come on in. EDDY MORETTI: People have said
that you have said that you didn’t have a plan for the
development of the oil sands. RALPH KLEIN: No. EDDY MORETTI: Is that true? Or is that misquoting you? RALPH KLEIN: No. We had a plan for sustainable
growth. We had a plan for $50 a barrel
oil and gas at $6.50 a gigajoule, but we didn’t
have a plan for unprecedented growth. No one has a plan. Not even the current premier or
the current cabinet has a plan for unprecedented growth,
nor does Al Gore have a plan, by the way. EDDY MORETTI: Right. RALPH KLEIN: And you’re asking
for a personal opinion– EDDY MORETTI: Yeah. RALPH KLEIN: And I can offer a
personal opinion, and I say let the markets prevail.

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  • "Two thirds of Canada's emissions" I don't think so ! What about all the vehicles on the road and home heating emissions etc etc etc

  • people don't realize that in terms of carbon emissions Canada is carbon negative.. not to say oil sands is OK but Canada is doing more for the environment than America.

  • I'm an Albertan. I have worked in the oil industry. Why does Vice always send city kids to investigate industrial operations?

  • For all the people worried about the oil sands have no fear at some point the excessive cost of recovery will shut it down. Till then we will continue. I totally believe that we should try to conserve but I think everyone should remember that deer eat grass fish eat bugs and humans mess things up. It is our nature! We will continue until we end ourselves. That's a morbid view but a reality. We are already way past our ability to feed and water all the humans in the world. Oil is only a part of the over all equation. The whole equation is far too complex to be summed up by Vice in a 20min documentary.

  • The alberta gov makes so much money off the oilsands, why is the province in such ridiculous debt?

  • The oil industry is ruining Alberta.

    I grew up in rural alberta, and it has brought nothing but trouble.

    With this comes the death of the family farm.

  • Hell yeah Fuck the Future

  • This makes me want to cry.

  • I like a lot of Vice's content. That being said: Go fuck yourself, Shane. This is incredibly bias and one-sided.

  • Look at that…. Jesus! Then they show a refinery, that refinery is like any other refinery but it's cold so you see the steam coming off everything, it's the same reason everyone looks like smoking in the winter. The Middle East is much worse, Alberta is environmental regulation strict.

  • Vice = Bunch of assholes hippies!

  • Ignore the hicks that say they live in Alberta and say they support the oil sands… most Canadians are older and don’t believers climate change

  • um thanks…ugh…

  • how the fuck do the trees grow in the oil sands? 🙂

  • Oil Sands. It's easy money now. And these fucking numbskulls are going to fight tooth and nail for their free ride at the expense of the world.

  • and then Saudi Arabia dropped oil prices..

  • Peak oil theory doesn't hold water anymore.

  • To the people in the U.S. who bitch about Canadian oil go invade another country for there oil. You burn Canadian oil in your vehicle and use it for your plastic items. Do you require anymore coal from Canada. Iraq was all a proven lie U.S.wanted the oil. Look at Iraq today Nice job U.S.

  • All the neg's are bots

  • All of these comments saying "I live in Alberta and I'm wealthy so you're wrong." How long will your wealth last? How much longer will you even be alive? Twenty, thirty, forty years? There are impacts you make to the world that are so much bigger than anything you'll ever be. Your wealth is hilariously insignificant.

  • In Canada a town of 70,000 people isn't seen as small

  • … O.m.g. … guys, be carefull, JUST look at
    your neiging. wel…U.s.a, of course !!!!
    loost of lick to all of us, dief.. !!!???!!!!!!!!!

  • …do not do that, guys.!!!!!!!!

  • …. O.m.g…..

  • …..whenever i see this kind of stuff, IT s always scarry,
    do they re plant any of the stuff, wel, hopefulyyyyy
    …Europe work s bit diferrently

  • I'm surprised old Ralph didnt reach across the table & bitch slap that pussy

  • Such an unprofessional video and biased video

  • "Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer" nice caption vice. I like how it's basically a total lie but whatever

  • What a stupid hat to jesus

  • This is one example why you should get solar energy by electrical cars stop Canada's destruction of the environment and these pipelines that pollute the USA poor USA they pay the price when the pipes burst

  • THIS VIDEO IS A NIGHTMARE ! – IT'S TOO HORRIBLE ! – LIKE WATCHING A GROUP OF DEMENTED CHILDREN MURDERING AND EATING THEIR MOTHER , WHILE LAUGHING ABOUT IT !

  • Load of bullshit if you think Alberta is bad you have no clue. Try taking a look at Venezuela or Saudi Arabia, places with no environmental or safety rules or laws. Where its ok to spill millions of barrels of oil polluting rivers, fields and jungles. Killing everything including thousands of workers a year. But no one cares about them shipping cheap oil to Canada (Quebec) spilling it along the way. Lets just all keep protesting the oil sands which by the way has the strictest environmental laws, safety programs and puts millions back into are community.

  • I live in Alberta, I have watched the oil industry grow throughout my entire life.

    Yes, it is actually this bad.

  • Your just jealous of all that rig money.

  • Now I don't know if you realize this or not but if there wasn't oil on that land it would be absolutely useless. The only other thing there is the tree's and we're cutting them down anyway so. Have you ever seen an Alberta lake its fucking disgusting the water is completely filled with agley. Not using that oil would be irresponsible.

  • If it wasn't for that oil money Canada would have a stagnant economy and it would be a joke.

  • Some humans will do anything for money

  • evironmentalist …. u betscha..

  • Where can I find a tree snipper thing ?

  • Thanks " toxic alberta " you allow me to feed and give my family the life we deserve

  • There cleaning the environment by taking the oil out of the sand

  • vice is lying trash, just fake news

  • I've lived and worked in Alberta since 1991 including in Ft. Macmurry and this is complete BS. by a bunch of hipster losers.

  • haha…stay in new york …..canada is perfect….we don't need to make canada great again….

  • VICE are YOUNG NDP lying IDIOTS with DEATH wishes. www.debtclock.ca

  • That's only some parts of Alberta, it partly heavily relies on agriculture. Canada is also sustainable in managing their forests.

  • Funny how so many people complain about oil. Yet they wear coloured clothes, paint their nails, brush their teeth, use their computer, practically every damn thing we use comes from oil.

  • Ridiculous and uneducated…good job sensationalizing Alberta oil…more bullshit that is all

  • Comes from new york to do this documentary haha thats a long walk with out oil.

  • DESIRE TO EXTRACT – GET A WOMAN , ALSO BURNING FIRE !

  • "they rip up the foest" they shouldve done it more so tere wouldnt be any wildfire in fort mcmurray

  • How can people that have never lived in Alberta in there entire lives, try and say it is absolutely horrible? As someone who has lived here my entire life, I can say it is one of the best places in the world to live.

  • This is shit truly shit like the fuk

  • Its a HUGE area of useless landscape .. I say lay waste to it ..and get the oil out .. we need it .. the "green house gasses" are the very least of our concerns .. (I'd be more concerned if it was hurting some endangered spices) … the "Climate Change" is coming 'weathe'r we do anything or not! … where I live nine thousand years ago there was an ice sheet a MILE thick … now it's gone … mother nature changes the planet .. we can not control that!

  • You got love how there's no mention of native people and how their land was stolen and all the resources stolen. Yet everybody standing up for stolen land stolen resources like it's an okay thing. Like its perfectly fine if someone went into their house and took all their valuable goods and sold it.

  • What a crock of utter bullshit.
    First the tar sands is a naturally occurring oil spill. It's being cleaned up.
    Water is recycled too. It is settled out and reused.
    Cokers???
    Idiots.
    Oh and you fucking leftist morons calling the white plumes from the facilities pollution???? It's water vapor idiots. Steam and water. Morons.
    Can't wait until the war breaks out between you fucking Marxist cocksuckers and the rest of the world.

  • Your phucking jackets and glasses wouldn't exist without the petroleum industry.

  • I only know of Alberta via Jamie's towing and the rotator on a Netflix show.
    Anyway…
    We all know we are killing our planet… the day that will change is when we can switch to viable alternatives without crashing entire country and global economies… it will be a slow process unfortunately. Hopefully as tech advances change so quickly we can achieve this before we completely fry this planet. I do feel for the guys that get demonized doing the work in these industries… they need to pay their bills and feed their families. Reality is 99.9% of people contribute to the problems we have, not just the boys in the mines…

  • every single man in Alberta is a resource just like oil, we need to find another industry, train every oilman and every man in supporting industries how to do something else. the onsite boss of the oil rig is called the consultant, his second in command is the tool push. they could open a small hemp plastics factory and a farm to grow their own hemp on, then they could hire every man who worked under them on the rig to work the farm and plant. the same scenario could work for a lot of other industries too, like solar panels, electric vehicles and wind/water turbines. we can do it, but we refuse…

  • Reading the angry Canadians in the comments is hilarious. Calm down, we know the news fabricates stories.

  • Everything that’s used to make this video, is a petroleum products. That camera, his clothes and the plane all made from oil. Be thankful.

  • Government, corporations and the racist-speciesist euro-canadians have seriously failed the indigenouse people, animals and the land, the degrdation is the result of a selfish and distructive invasive soceity!

  • Get these hippie fuckers outta here!

  • Gods country. The land of opportunity

  • Love that truck driver Frank, honest as hell

  • I don’t know what I expected but all I see is a bunch of pussies that have never worked a real job in their life bitching and complaining about the oil that they’re using every fucking day. Grow a brain and a pair of balls you fuckin hosers.

  • How much oil did you burn on the way there to bitch and moan about oil production?

  • Poor bastards back in 2011 didn't realize we reincarnate as trees. I'm glad we live in a more intelligent time now that its 2019. 😉

  • Alberta has the most ethically sources oil on the planet. VICE needs to get fucked in the ass.

  • What these idiots don’t understand is it’s downstream emissions that are by far the majority emitters. Aka, the end user.

  • Officially unsubscribed from vice.

  • Y’all acting like you don’t drive an oil powered car or ride a bicycle with tires made with oil

  • that dude is a lying fk yea im an environmentalist lol

  • Hey there is lots of Tree's to go around for everyone.. Now those tree's will grow back and in 100 years the eco system will recover.. What happened with that oil in the gulf of mexico???.. Exactly! no one knows, because who the fuck cares.. it obviously didn't have that big of a effect.

  • This is the most brutally slanted "documentary" I think I've ever seen. Vice has mistaken f-bombs for edginess and film making for reporting. So sick of hipsters from the city sanctimoniously pontificating to us while having no clue on how the world works or where their food comes from

  • all of the oil sands mines in the Wood Buffalo region are really just oil companies cleaning up the largest natural oil spill on earth. Bitumen has been leaking into the Athabasca river for thousands of years. The companies come in, separate it from the dirt and are required to completely re mediate the area after including planting trees. We have the strictest regulation on the planet in our industry

  • industrial buildings EVERYWHERE made Edmonton a shithole.

  • I live in Alberta and I have my whole life. I was born in Fort McMurray . I don't work in the oil industry and I am not biased on the subject. I can tell you for a fact this videos description and depiction of Alberta is complete nonsense. This province is a place of beauty and sustainable industry. Americans you should not make assumptions about this province based on vice or the likes propaganda.

  • As someone born and raised in Fort McMurray, lived here for over 32 years I can tell you this documentary is 100% horse shit.

  • 7:50 Oil industry cares about environment and Republicans care about poor people. True story.

  • If u dont like it then leave

  • Atleast Canada doesnt have to wage war just for oil.

  • 8 years later and its now regularly over 40 degrees celsius in the east of Canada during the summer, BC has become drier and drier, and the Athabasca is so polluted you shouldn't even consider swimming in it. Awesome.

  • Hahaha what a tool narrating this video. Christ

  • Damn, how many of these guys are maritimers forced to leave home and look for work because of the shit economy on the east coast? It’s been this way for generations and soon there won’t be anything left

  • You went full-libtard on this one 👎
    No one cares about your message when you couldn't even take it serious your self

  • Why isn't methane mentioned? With all that exposed oil in the sand methane you would think would be off the charts. Mind you they do let you burn in the mines.

  • I live in BC and there is not much oil refineries.

  • Huh for mcmurray creates 2/3rds of Canada’s greenhouse emissions. That’s crazy

  • "do you consider yourself an environmentalist""

    "definitely"

  • These guys are scum, I'm from Alberta our people live off of this oil, just wait 50 years the world will be begging for our oil fuck Yankees

  • Comparing anything to the size of Florida is retarded . Try harder.

  • So apparently Alaska and The gulf is all dried up? I have questions.

  • We have tankers waiting to dock to offload oil but can't until the price per barrel increases.

  • This is all dog shit.
    I'm out.

  • Wilderness? Alberta? Lol dont make me laugh it was always treeless bland and depressing thats just what praries are

  • I have worked in the oilsands for the last 15 years, I was born and raised in this province and in this industry. Canada has the highest environmental standards in terms of oil extraction in the world. One thing so many of these "activists" do not understand is that this is just a giant reclamation project. VICE talks about how we "ripped down the forest"…. FALSE!! When the crude oil was first discovered in Ft Mac it was, literally, sitting on the surface of the ground. No trees were growing in the first place!! The comment about using 5 barrels of fresh water to produce one barrel of oil is also false. In a SAGD operation currently, 92.7% of the water used is recovered and reused. I really enjoy VICE docs but on this one you guys need to get your facts straight, maybe try interviewing people other than the Sierra Club wackos that don't realize they rely on fossil fuels as much as the rest of us.

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