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Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands
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Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands

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  • Ian Urquhart
  • University of Toronto Press
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  • 9781487594619
  • 8.9 X 6 X 0.8 inches
  • 1.1 pounds
  • Political Science > Public Policy - Environmental Policy
  • English
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Costly Fix examines the post-1995 Alberta tar sands boom, detailing how the state inflated the profitability of the tar sands and turned a blind eye to environmental issues. It considers the position of First Nations, the character and strength of environmental critiques, and the difficulties that environmental groups and First Nations have had in establishing a countermovement to market fundamentalism. The final chapter discusses how Alberta's new NDP government, in its first couple of years, has addressed the legacies they have inherited from the previous Progressive Conservative government on climate change, royalties, and the blight of tailings ponds in the boreal forest. Throughout the book, Urquhart demonstrates that too many actors have done too little to prevent Alberta's boreal forest from becoming a landscape sacrificed for unsustainable economic growth.

Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands

Author Bio

Ian Urquhart is Professor Emeritus and Faculty of Arts - Political Science Department at the University of Alberta, Canada.

 Professor Urquhart earned his PhD  from University of British Columbia, M.A. from Queen's University, and B.A. with Honors from University of Columbia.

 

Source: University of Alberta 

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