Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Duh" story of the day

A new survey has found most Canadians don’t think oilsands companies have done a good job balancing economic and environmental concerns. The study does show more than 40 per cent of Canadians have a positive overall view, compared with 30 per cent who have a negative outlook. The Canadian Association of Petroleum producers says they need to do a better job of engaging with the public and need to recognize and reduce the environmental impact of oilsands development. Water use and greenhouse gas emissions are listed as the top two environmental concerns. Print has picked up this story – headlines are calling it a “PR problem.”

Full story in the Edmonton Journal can be seen here.

4 comments:

mieletcannelle said...

It's funny, I was just looking at this photographer's work in the tailing "ponds" - it really does look like a Martian landscape.. danger will robinson..

Kyla Bea said...

They need to work on engaging with the public, and maybe a little it on the horrible toxic tailings that just hang out in the open.

Maybe.

Ken Chapman said...

Here is my take on the survey and the methodology- I will deal with the merits of the findings next.
http://ken-chapman.blogspot.com/2009/01/capp-oil-sands-survey-is-it-informative.html

Elle Bee said...

Thanks Ken!