How Canada's oil sands and the right leadership can lead to a greener and more prosperous future--an insider's view.The oil sands are a perplexing and controversial subject. Most of what we hear is shocking and overwhelmingly negative. But is there more to it than dead ducks and tailings ponds? Gordon Kelly argues convincingly that the oil sands are not the horrendous environmental disaster many suggest. New technologies and strong political and corporate leadership can allow Canadians to lead the world in the development of "clean" mobile power sources in the future, from within and beyond the oil sands.This book challenges Canada to realize its potential in this critical area and lays out a framework to begin the task.