There's so much information or misinformation about oil tar sands and pipelines that it's hard to absorb it or believe it. Part of the problem comes from the source of the information. Credibility comes into question if oil sands and pipelines are promoted by the oil industry, or if concerns over the environment are advanced by the Sierra Club, but here is the Business Insider releasing photographic documentation about the tar sands operation.
This is an on-site photo essay of what the oil sands operation really looks like. Compare these with the beautiful Canadian boreal forest photographs that you are accustomed to seeing in expedition reports.http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-destructive-canada-oil-sands-2012-10?op=1
Credit: Business Insider Be patient, it may take awhile to load, but it's worth it.