I couldn't help but notice the CBC's Fred Langan cozying up to the Alberta oilsands, now that we have tens of thousands of barrels of offshore oil washing up along the gulf coast. While it may produce carbon dioxide, which you may or may not even consider pollution, oilsand production is far safer than offshore drilling. Even the CBC, the bane of Alberta, is beginning to realize what a good thing we have. If the Yankees start freezing offshore production, or new offshore exploration, that will decrease their domestic supply and raise the price of crude. That will benefit Alberta.
It is morbid to think that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could actually benefit Canada, but suddenly even the CBC is doing a mea culpa on the oilsands. They even called them the "oilsands" instead of the "tarsands", which is often an indicator to judge a pundit's negative or positive view of this great Canadian resource.