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Greenpeace Shuts Down Oil Sands Mine In Canada

Industry officials estimate the oil sands in northern Alberta could yield as much as 175 billion barrels of oil, making Canada second only to Saudi Arabia in crude oil reserves. But the extraction process produces a high amount of the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change and critics say the growing operations also threaten Alberta's rivers and forests.

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