But you won’t find this inconvenient stat – or a map of 2013 pipeline spills in North America – in the "Energy IQ" teaching materials funded by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. The materials, including a giant floor-sized map to map out pipeline routes, are currently being distributed to schools across the country by Canadian Geographic magazine.
In the words of a group of high-school students in Vancouver, the stuff is "propaganda." The open letter from the students, drafted to keep the CAPP-funded materials out of their school, starts off with this opener: "We’re young, not stupid. Keep big oil out of our schools."