Argument: Tar sands unnecessary if focus is placed on clean energy

Issue Report: Oil sands


“Tar Sands Invasion.” Dirty Oil Sands. May 2010: “American Security Depends on Reducing Dependence on Oil. The best security policy for our nation and climate is to aggressively implement fuel efficiency and other measures that reduce oil dependency. These and other measures stand to reduce U.S. demand for oil by four million barrels per day by 2020 and ten million barrels per day by 2030, which would make expansion of tar sands unnecessary for U.S. fuel needs.”