#16: Big Mac

On oil sands, SUVs, and sustainability: Taras Grescoe recounts his visit to Alberta boom town Fort McMurray

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Chris Berube is the host of The Walrus Podcast.


  • jeemang

    I listened to this fearing I’d get the typical, facile, moralistic take on Fort MacMurray and Alberta… and I got the typical, facile, moralistic take on Fort MacMurray and Alberta. Too bad. Regional sentiment being what it is in Canada, I’d say that the sanctimony in which Grescoe liberally indulges as an obstacle on par with any other to reducing the environmental impact of Alberta’s oil industry.

    • Guest

      Most of us already know that the only way to reduce the environmental impact of Alberta’s oil industry is to elect a government that cares, instead of one who is bent on ruining the entire country.

  • jdee33

    Great article and interview – I especially liked how Teras Grescoe provided that while he understood why people trade their convictions to take these jobs that provide monetary wealth, this does not excuse them of contributing to this horrible industry that perpetuates our dire global environmental crisis.