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					      Oil Sands –
  Saviour or Scourge?
      Dirty Oil? Ethical Oil?
 The industry’s best alternative?
William Schoenhardt, King City SS

  william.schoenhardt@yrdsb.edu.on.ca
               www.kcssbiz.com 
               Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge? 
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                      AGENDA
•   Expectations / Rationale
•   Oil Sands – a background
•   Oil Sands: current state / future state
•   Learning Activities
•   Summatives




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               Rationale & Links
•   Current, real, in the news
•   BIG Business
•   Our lifestyle!
•   Environment
•   Corporate Social Responsibility
•   Strategy
•   Emerging Markets
•   Canada’s GDP; F.Ex
•   International Relations àKey Stone pipeline, 
    Northern Gateway Pipeline
                        Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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                      Industry
• Western Canada home to the world’s second 
  largest proven oil reserve
  – 173 billion barrels!
  – 150 years of production!
  – Canada in top 5 oil production by 2020
  – Size of Florida!
• Bitumen – “molasses like oil mixed with
  sand, water and clay”
• HUGE capital investments
                       Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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                    Industry

• Bitumen – “molasses like oil mixed with sand,
  water and clay”
• HUGE capital investments




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            Industry cont’d..
•   Price ($30 in 2008)
•   Ft. McMurray growth à inflation
•   #1 American supplier (18%)
•   Canadian dollar & GDP




                     Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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               DIRTY OIL “Tar Sands”
•   Energy intensive – natural gas
•   GHG emissions
•   Water intensive
•   Toxic tailings ponds
•   Pit mine à“overburden”
•   Pipelines à refineries USA & Asia
•    in situ extraction
•   First nations & the Boreal Forest
                       Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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         ETHICAL OIL “Oil Sands”

•   Best alternative
•   Good Jobs, increased GDP
•   Rule of law
•   Environmental standards
•   “made in Canada”


                      Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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• Suncor pursues a triple bottom line vision of
  sustainable development – energy development
  should occur in a way that provides economic
  prosperity, promotes social well-being and preserves
  a healthy environment
ü Leading Canadian company >60% of production
ü market capitalization
ü Sustainability report


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        The Tipping Point
     CBC The Nature of Things

ØVideo
ØCBC learning work sheet




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     Oil Sands - Saviour or Scourge?  
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           Sustainability
       “business adds values”

• Sustainability report investigation
• Syncrude and Suncor




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              Stakeholders
• Introduction with The Lorax
• Round table à stakeholder perspectives
• Individuals à us!




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                     DEBATE
The Resolution: Corporations add values
•  Be it resolved that, the oil sands are the
  most ethical (and viable) oil source in the
  world today and should continue to be
  aggressively developed.

• Be it resolved that Suncor Energy’s pursuit of
  a ‘triple bottom line’ is...
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             The Resolution:
         Corporations add values
  FOR = “ETHICAL OIL”        AGAINST = “DIRTY OIL
à The development of the      à The oil sands are a
 oil sands is the most             scourge to the
 ethical source of oil and   environment, social well-
 should be further           fare and an abomination
 developed                   to Canada; Development
                                should be severely
                                     curtailed.
                  CASE STUDY
The Alberta Oil Sands (also referred to as the “Tar
  Sands”) has received much attention in its
  development. Critics claim it is the “dirtiest” oil and
  an environmental threat. Supporters claim that it is
  the most secure, source of energy and that
  development is being done in an “ethical” and
  “sustainable” manner. Complete a formal case
  study report on the attached article (40 marks, 60
  minutes).

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          Next steps
          Extensions
          What could I / we do?

•   Local solution à school green team?
•   Avatar (the movie)
•   Who killed the electric car? (the movie)
•   Green Energy industry à Volt; photovoltaic


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           Various Resources....
• Ethical Oil, Ezra Levant
• Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent,
  Andrew Nikiforuk
• www.suncor.com
• www.syncrude.ca
• www.kcssbiz.com
• Tipping Point: the age of the oil Sands CBC The 
  Nature of Things 
• When Less is More, CBC The Nature of Things
• Crude Awakening: Alberta’s Oil Patch, CBC The 
  National
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