Senator rejects oil sands 'dirty oil' tag
Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:12 PM

Related Stories

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., made the remark Friday while visiting some of the oil sands operations in northern Alberta, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News reported.

"That's one of the myths being perpetrated," Graham said of the "dirty oil" tag. "It's oil I feel very comfortable Americans consuming."

The oil is secure and comes from a reliable neighbor, he said, adding that much of the money the United States gives Canada to buy its oil comes back to America in trade.

"Dirty oil and dangerous oil come from rogue regimes in the Mideast. The oil coming from Alberta in my view is not only acceptably clean, it is safe," Graham told CBC News.

"Dirty to me would be oil that you buy from parts of the world where the people that sell it to you hate your guts and part of the money winds up in the hands of terrorists," he said.

U.S. environmentalists have been campaigning against Alberta's oil sands, running ads urging Americans to reconsider any vacation plans to the province.

Graham said he believes environmental concerns are being taken seriously but that he wants to hear both sides of the story.

"The main reason I'm here is to be able to say I've come to the oil sands. I've seen it myself. I've seen how small a footprint the mining is," he said.

"I'm seeing firsthand the place that provides America more oil than Saudi Arabia and Iran combined," Graham said. "I'm seeing reclaimed areas that used to be mined that looked pretty much like the natural landscape."

(Source: UPI )


Symbol :


Market news:

  • Michael Douglas attends NYC 'Wall Street' premiere Sep 20, 2021 10:22 PM

    • NEW YORK - Michael Douglas has channeled the confidence of ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko while walking the red carpet at the New York City premiere of his latest film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
    • He posed for photos Monday night with co-stars including Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') and Carey Mulligan and director Oliver Stone.
    • He notes Douglas showed no signs of weakness while making the "Wall Street" sequel, which opens Friday.
      • Sheriff: Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead Sep 20, 2021 09:53 PM

        • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Arapahoe County Sheriff says Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has been found dead in his home.
        • Sheriff Grayson Robinson says detectives are investigating the death.
        • Authorities were called to McKinley's home in Centennial on Monday afternoon and found his body.
          • Doctors use lasers to remove worm from man's eye Sep 20, 2021 09:27 PM

            • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Doctors rushed a Cedar Rapids man into a treatment room after they found a worm had taken up residence in his eye.
            • John Matthews said he sought medical help after he noticed two spots obscuring his vision in his left eye.
            • Several specialists tested him and he was sent to the ophthalmology department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
              • Shooter dead after wounding 2 at Fort Bliss store Sep 20, 2021 09:27 PM

                • FORT BLISS, Texas - A person opened fire Monday at a small grocery store on Fort Bliss, injuring two people before being killed by responding officers, the commander of the West Texas Army post said.
                • Simonelli said the area was roped off for an FBI investigation, but the sprawling facility next to El Paso never was under lockdown.
                • "Our law enforcement agents took it upon themselves to react immediately and aggressively, and I think that's the main reason why this didn't escalate further than it is right now," Simonelli said.
                  • Wisconsin governor considers removing 'sexting' DA Sep 20, 2021 09:27 PM

                    • MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's governor said Monday he was deeply troubled by a district attorney who was caught sending sexually harassing text messages to a domestic abuse victim and would start the process to consider removing him from office.
                    • At a news conference five days after The Associated Press reported the messages, Gov. Jim Doyle said he considered Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz's behavior a "very, very, very serious issue."
                    • Doyle, a former district attorney and attorney general, said Kratz's actions "personally strikes to a lot of things I have worked very hard on in my career: crime victims' rights and domestic violence."

                      More news


    Recent Estimates

AnalystFirm NameSymbolEPS Estimate
gofasterstripesMr Lak CTXS$0.25
anamrdaNA JNJ$1.15
robertXXXXX AIG$0.99