Alberta Oil Sands

Alberta's Historic Cap On Tar Sands Emissions Is Not The End

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

As momentous an occasion as it is when an oil jurisdiction actually puts limits on growth, 100 million tonnes of carbon a year at a time when science is demanding bold reductions is still far too much. While historic, the government's cap needs to be viewed as a ceiling rather then a floor.

OPEC Took A Swing At U.S. And Knocked Down Canada

Bloomberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business

OPEC took a swing at U.S. shale and knocked down Canada. Threatened by surging production from North America, the Organization of Petroleum Exporti...

Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The People

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Keystone was a fight that no one thought we could win. When the pipeline was first proposed, every energy analyst, every journalist and every politician either had never heard of it or thought the same thing -- the pipeline was a virtual certainty and its approval was imminent.

Town At Start Of Keystone XL Route Says Pipeline Rejection 'Sucks'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's done. Over. I just don't see the point in talking about it."

Why We're Giving Justin Trudeau A Climate Welcome

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Impact
Cameron Fenton

Both Trudeau and his new ministers have their work cut out from them when it comes to really getting Canada back on course on climate. That's why today, I'm outside of Trudeau's home with dozens of other people kicking off what could be largest act of civil disobedience on climate change in Canada's history.

Oil Price Not Done Crashing, Saudi Arabia May Be Broke In 5 Years: Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Business

Saudi Arabia projected to run massive deficits Storage getting close to capacity, Goldman Sachs warns Canadian oil producers, Alberta budget...

What Miners Can Expect From a Liberal Government in Canada

John Cumming | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business
John Cumming

Perhaps the biggest change that mine developers will see with the new government is the Liberals' determination to reverse the Conservatives' streamlining of environmental approvals by skipping the federal approval process, if the project had already met environmental approvals at the provincial level.

Major Takeover Bid In The Oilsands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY -- Suncor Energy is making a bid to acquire Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., the largest partner in Syncrude. Calgary-based company (TSX:SU) says i...

Public Could End Up Paying For Oilsands Cleanup: AG

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Current rules allow companies to calculate their own cleanup liabilities, subject to government audit.

Inaction on Climate Change is Mutually Assured Destruction

John Cartwright | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

Extreme weather conditions, storms, flooding, droughts and ice melting are the new reality in too many parts of the world. People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives. While scientists and faith leaders call for urgent action, our political leaders have failed to take necessary actions.

How Much Has The Oilsands' Environmental Record Improved?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

Progress is happening. But most acknowledge it's a slow and incremental process.

The Oilsands Paradox

CBC | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life. It was not ...

Study Exposes Tailings Ponds Pollution Whammy

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New federal government research has confirmed that oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals int...

Alberta's Oilsands Monitoring FAIL

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta's auditor general says a report from the Alberta and federal governments on their much-vaunted joint oilsands monitoring program too...

What Naomi Klein Needs To Learn About Alberta vs. Other Oil Jurisdictions

Cody Battershill | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

There's something about a new Naomi Klein book that always seems to attract a lot of attention. And not just from middle-of-the-road Western Canadians like myself who work hard for a living and enjoy the beautiful, natural settings where we live, work and raise our families. No, Klein even seems to attract the ire of -- you guessed it -- "big environmentalism." It's a credit to her proven ability to lay out the controversial argument. People love that.

Sunny Freeman

Government Memo Criticized Top Biologist For Oilsands Comments | Sunny Freeman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

One of Canada’s top biologists says he will not stop talking to the media after a government memo accused him of bias and speaking out of turn about...

Critics Accuse Alberta Of 'Smokescreen' Emissions Tactics

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Opposition politicians and environmental groups are criticizing the Alberta government for what they call a lack of response to data showin...

Kinder Morgan Failed To Answer Pipeline Questions: Vancouver

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Kinder Morgan has failed to answer many of the questions put to the company about its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline through the regulat...

This Is How Quickly The Oilsands Are Growing

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Oilsands production is expected to grow steadily in the years to come, but at a slower pace than previously forecast because of rising costs...

LOOK: Travelling To The Oilsands Is Downright Luxurious

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

Travelling to the Alberta oilsands by bus just got a lot more comfortable. A passenger bus line from Eastern Canada will make its debut Thursday, ...

Canada's Tar Sands Don't Affect Our Economy As Much As You Think

Hannah McKinnon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Hannah McKinnon

If Canada can make the right choice and tone down the 'dig baby dig, drill baby drill' mentality, not only would Canada not be worse off economically, but we would have a safer environment, and be able to seize the incredible opportunities to invest in the sophisticated clean technology that is going to power this century.

Oilsands Not Really As Important As You'd Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Many supporters of the Keystone XL have been warning that failing to build the pipeline — or at least some other infrastructure to carry oil — wou...

Elizabeth May's "4 Facts" Are Still Just Speculation

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Elizabeth May has chosen to respond to my critique of her Green Party website post "4 facts about Keystone XL" here on the Huffington Post Blog. It's ...

NY Times: Is Canada Tarring Itself?

New York Times | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

Start with the term “tar sands.” In Canada only fervent opponents of oil development in northern Alberta dare to use those words; the preferred ph...

U.S. Town Mulls Permanent Ban On Alberta Oil

CBC | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business

South Portland, Maine, could be the first U.S. city to pass a law to block Alberta oilsands crude from getting anywhere near its waterfront. The ci...