My tar sands experience goes back over 4 decades - mainly in the Cold Lake region. The absurd dialogue regarding use of the tar sands resonates with the kooky environmental crowd who don't have a clue about how it is surface mined, subsurface produced thru drilled wells, processed, refined and transported. Neither do they know that evenif surfaced mined the lands are restored to pristine condition. Subsurface production does very little harm to the environment and damage is repaired.
The Keystone pipeline is a no brainer. I have carefully reviewed all of the technical material - again -loony thoughts over science & engineering.
It is impossible to get through to the loons - their stand is - "Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is ma