America's Gas Tank: The High Cost of Canada's Oil and Gas Export Strategy

Report
October 16, 2002

Canada, not Saudi Arabia, is the single largest supplier of oil and gas to the United States. This October 2002 report from NRDC and the Sierra Club of Canada shows that U.S. demand for fossil fuels is destroying Canadian air, land and water resources. Oil and gas production, driven by an insatiable demand south of the border, is threatening huge swaths of Canadian wilderness and marine areas, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and exposing millions of Canadians in rural areas to dangerous air emissions. Canada needs to aggressively adopt renewable energy sources, protect wilderness areas from fossil fuel exploitation, pass tougher laws to limit pollution from the oil and gas industry, and ratify the Kyoto agreement to reduce global warming pollution.