Alberta Oil & Tar Sands
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Alberta has only itself to blame for bitumen problems
Climenhaga, David J.
The article explains why Alberta has primarily itself to blame for the low price of its bitumen, a situation built on years of mismanagement in government and poor industry advice.
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
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...
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The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
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?
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
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
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
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 ...
Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates
Transcript of interview with Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta on the cost to clean up after Alberta's tar sand industry.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014: Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magd...
Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
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
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
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
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...
Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
Sources News Release
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
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
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.
Misleading figures on greenhouse gas emissions
Letter to the editor
A letter to the editor from an oil industry apologist (April 12) tries to excuse the Alberta oilsands’ growing carbon emissions with the argument that Canada accounts for “just” 1.6 per cent of global...
Energy supply is more important than climate change
Lightfoot, H. Douglas
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
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
Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew.