I guess, Mr. Chair, my questions would be along a completely different line. As a point of order, I find it very peculiar that we spent almost an hour on one technology when we're not a technological review committee. We had an opportunity to look at the thousands of other technologies that, frankly, Dr. Hamza and Dr. Kasperski could speak to us about. I don't have the time to ask about those now.
I guess my question to Dr. Kasperski and Dr. Hamza is, how many technologies are in the hopper right now being looked at? Are there limitations because the researchers aren't getting funding? What would you see as the major barriers to moving forward with a more environmentally benign tar sands activity? Based on the science that you're seeing coming forward technologically, do you even think that's possible in the near future?
I'm particularly interested because, as we speak, more permit extensions and new projects are being approved. The history in Alberta is that the projects are always grandfathered. We've heard from other testimony that nothing is going to be done about the existing projects and the ones that are approved.
My question is, what chance is there, really, that we're going to see new technologies or approaches genuinely applied in the near future that are actually going to make this industry have less impact?