By George A. Gonzalez
Throughout the USA oil and gasoline shale are being 'hydrofracked' to supply petroleum and ordinary fuel. Oil (or tar) sands from Canada is being 'processed' – thereby producing quite a lot of crude. This e-book areas the radical fossil fuels revolution that's happening in North the US in the context of significant strength politics.
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Williams writes that [Agribusinesses] participated in the general movement to create agricultural clubs and societies. Whether formed on a national scale, like the American Shorthorn Association (1846) and the Agricultural Society (1852), or organized on a state basis, like the Indiana Horticultural Society (1841–1842) and the Wisconsin Agricultural Society (1851), such groups . . ” According to G. William Domhoff, the policy-planning network is composed of four major components: policy discussion groups, foundations, think tanks,58 and university research institutes.
It is therefore clear that these societies must provide sufficient benefits or indulgences to businessmen to constitute an inducement for them to perform their assigned tasks. The consequence of these arrangements—peculiar as they would appear to a man from Mars—is that it becomes a major task of government to design and maintain an inducement system for businessmen, to be solicitous of business interests, and to grant to them, for its value as an incentive, an intimacy of participation in government itself.
33 Alberta’s policies toward the oil sands did create political friction and political opposition amongst the Alberta petroleum industry. ” In other words, oil extracted in Alberta is limited to reaching central/western North America. 34) Thus, Alberta’s oil producers have a limited market—one that is susceptible to overproduction/glutting. 37 Therefore, production from the oil sands would add petroleum to a market that was adequately serviced by conventional crude. Worse still, in 42 ● American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands situations when oil prices were low, tar sands would likely displace conventional petroleum.
American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands by George A. Gonzalez