Skip to comments.Klein slams Al Gore interview on oil sands [he's about as far left as you can go....]
Posted on 07/05/2006 11:54:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Klein slams Al Gore interview on oil sands
EDMONTON Alberta Premier Ralph Klein has criticized former U.S. vice-president Al Gore for comments he made in a magazine interview in which he attacked the massive oil-sands industry in northern Alberta.
Mr. Gore told an interviewer in the latest issue of Rolling Stone that oil-sands processing is a huge waste of energy and creates an eyesore on the landscape of Western Canada.
For every barrel of oil they extract there, they have to use enough natural gas to heat a family's home for four days, Mr. Gore told the magazine.
And they have to tear up four tonnes of landscape, all for one barrel of oil. It is truly nuts. But you know, junkies find veins in their toes. It seems reasonable, to them, because they've lost sight of the rest of their lives.
Mr. Gore concluded that the United States must reduce its dependence on oil as the primary source of energy to save the planet from the devastating impact of global warming.
Mr. Klein, who was recently in Washington to promote the oil sands as a reliable source of energy for the United States, said Mr. Gore's views are simply not realistic.
I don't know what he proposes the world run on, maybe hot air, he told reporters on Tuesday. I don't listen to Al Gore in particular because he's a Democrat. And not only that, he's about as far left as you can go
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Your right. Sand or gravel loose is 105 lbs / cubic foot or about 1.4175 tons per cubic yard. Since oil sand is "wet" with hydrocarbons it should weigh a little more (about 5 lbs per gallon). That would have the load at over 56 tons.
The 120 tons I was using is a gross maximum weight rating that includes the weight of the truck.
And they do also haul lead ore... ;^)
The peculiar thing about the whole CO2 issue is that the greenies consistently ignore the carbon dioxide produced by a person breathing all day long. The number is amazing -- something on the order of 2.5 times the amount of CO2 a 6 cylinder car puts out when driven for 50 miles a day.
But the greenies don't complain about the carbon emissions from people...
Mr. Klein has stirred controversy in the past by rejecting scientific data suggesting industrial pollution is one of the leading causes of global warming.
He has even said global warming trends that occurred millions of years ago may have been caused by dinosaur farts.
Business-friendly and a hoot - he could substitute for Rush when Walter E. Williams is unavailable.
Imagine if there was a way to create a Dick Cheney - Ralph Klein ticket in 2008? Man, liberals would explode!!
I had seen films of those monsters, but didn't know they were in use in Alberta. The films I saw I think were at coal mines.
I'm familar with the 20 something yard (wanna say 27) model that is used for most earthwork on construction jobs. The 40 yard models were the largest I remember being able to be moved in without extensive site assmbly.
The big ones like that, IIRC, take something like 40 or more haul trucks to get on site and then have to be assembled including welding the bed together.
Would have never guessed they moved 400 tons...
LoL! I didn't get much sleep the last two nights and I hadn't had any caffiene at the time I posted that. The mathematic part of my brain is functioning at diminished capacity today.
ROTFLOL! I love it.
That silly Gore making a fool of himself. He thinks he's doing great, though.
Good ol' Uncle Ralph Klein. LOL.
Al Gore is certifiably nuts.
How about methane!!
This clown flunked out of Law School and Divinity School. If he's to freaking stupid to complete either one of these, he can't possibly understand the complexities of weather patterns or economics or national security or anything that operates in more than one dimension.
the 55 gallons of oil in a barrel may not heat for a year
For the record a "barrel" of oil is not 55 gallons, I believe it is 32 gallons.
Already replied to and its 42. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
What, if any, is the connection between the Teapot Dome scandal and Al Gore?
The scandal involved bribing someone in government to allow drilling the Teapot Dome field just outside of Casper, Wyo., and the Elk Hills field in Bakersfield, Calif.
However, the Elk Hill Naval oil reserves were sold during the Clinton administration. I am under the impression that Vice President Al Gore had a connection to the buyer.
And they have to tear up four tonnes of landscape, all for one barrel of oil.
At 150 lbs/sq ft that is 6 sq yards per barrell.
Thats 1.3 million barrels per cubic mile.
of course I ment 150 lbs/cubic ft oops.
Thank you, it appears we both learned something. I think I knew once that it was 42 but things seem to get scrambled sometimes, I wonder if it has anything to do with all this white hair on my head 8 0 )
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