Alberta Oil & Tar Sands

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Drawing a line in the tar sands: A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
D'Archy, Stephen; Black, Toban; Weis, Tony; Russel, Joshua Kahn
Article
2014
The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the pl...
The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
Deranger, Eriel
Article
2015
Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
Is it the Beginning of the End for the Alberta Oilsands?
Linnit, Carol
Article
2015
A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry's common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
Vasey, Dave
Article
2015
Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Book
2014
The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontl...
New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the ...
Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
Toolkit for a New Canada - 2013 Edition
Article
2013
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimensionmagazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the second decade of the 21st century. The article...
Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels: Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2016
On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has an...

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Climate Action Network Canada
CANCanada - To support & empower Canada's governments private sector, labour & civil society by designing, developing implementing effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at internati...

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Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
Sources News Release
2015
The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
Hard work, high pay in tar sands "hell"
Wood, Linda Solomon
2013
One man's life in the tar sands, as told to a stranger in a conversation on a plane.
How the Tar Sands Threaten Canada's Economic Fate
Nikiforuk, Andrew
2010
The $200-billion tar sands energy mega-project has not only changed Canada's economic life but also diminished the nation's economic diversity and resilience.
Nobody's Fuel
Energy supply is more important than climate change
Lightfoot, H. Douglas
2006
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
2015
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don't Want You to Know
Nikiforuk, Andrew
2010
Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew.