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Economic, Environmental Concerns Threaten Future Of Oil Sands

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Economic, Environmental Concerns Threaten Future Of Oil Sands

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Economic, Environmental Concerns Threaten Future Of Oil Sands

Economic, Environmental Concerns Threaten Future Of Oil Sands

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Alberta, Canada, has the third largest oil reserves in the world, but the potentially lucrative oil sands business faces serious economic challenges, including low oil prices and a lack of pipelines to move the crude to market. Some people are concerned about the future of the business, and environmental critics are looking for ways to keep the oil in the ground.