Quick facts about topics of interest
About 70% of GHG emissions come from combustion, primarily automobile exhaust.
0.02% of Canada's boreal forest has been disturbed by oil sands mining operations over the past 40 years.
Source: AESRD 2011
Since operations began in the 1960s, approximately 10% of the active mining footprint has been or is being reclaimed
Oil sands producers recycle 80-95% of water used. Source: AESRD
170 million m3
Oil sands fresh water use in 2010 was approximately 170 million m3.
Source: CAPP 2010
Tailings are the leftover mixture of water, sands, clay and residual oil. The total area of existing tailings ponds is 176 km2. Source: ERCB
An Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) report states the lower Athabasca region resources are 94% intact. Source: AESRD 2010