Argument: Oil sands are a symbol of addiction to oil

Issue Report: Oil sands


“Staying hooked on a dirty fuel.” and the National Wildlife Federation. May 2010: “If we allow all these pipelines to be built, we are essentially saying that we are willing to feed our oil habit, even if we know it will harm our air, water, health, prosperity and planet. Agreeing to increase our imports of Canadian tar sands represents the worst kind of addictive behavior: “persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to by physically, psychologically, or socially harmful.”