I’d urge you to read our piece on the protests over a U.S. pipeline to transport the product of Canada oil sands to the Gulf coast in conjunction with Kevin Drum’s piece on our oil-constrained future.
Kevin’s piece is on the economic effects of maxing out worldwide oil production. Our piece is implicitly about the environmental effects. As demand for oil exceeds supply, the quest for more sources of oil becomes more expensive and more environmentally damaging. It’s all related.
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