Argument: Oil sands worsen local air quality

Issue Report: Oil sands


“Dirty Oil, Dirty Air: Ottawa,s broken pollution promise.” Environmental Defense: “There has been a recent spike in air pollution ‘exceedances’ in the tar sands region from 47 in 2004 to 1,556 in 2009. “Exceedances” are counted when air monitoring stations in the tar sands region show actual air pollution to be higher than targets set by the Alberta government.”