Alberta Oilsands.

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

Cody Battershill | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Work To Resume At Oilsands Leak Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) has been given the go-ahead to resume work at part of an oilsands project in eastern Alberta where...

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...

The World's Riskiest Oil Projects Are In Canada

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Some of the world's costliest energy projects are in Alberta's oilsands and some could be cancelled without higher oil prices, according to ...

Critics Accuse Alberta Of 'Smokescreen' Emissions Tactics

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

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

Air Pollution Levels Climbing

The Edmonton Journal | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

Warnings about higher levels of air pollution in the oilsands have emerged in a new provincial air quality report that calls for further investigation...

It's Time Alberta Took Off Its Tar Sands Blinders and Embraced the Sun

Mike Hudema | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

Despite the province having the most solar potential out of any province in Canada, investment in solar is still piecemeal. There are little to no government supports for solar and yet huge government subsidies are given to the provinces most polluting industries like the tar sands.

Metals From Oilsands Contaminating First Nations Food

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A new study by two Alberta First Nations and University of Manitoba scientists says there is a link between oilsands pollutants and higher ...

Oilsands Suffering Because Of This, Says Study

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Rules imposed on foreign state-owned investment in the oilsands are having some unintended consequences in the oilpatch, says a new study by...

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, ...

Toxins Form 'Bull's-Eye' Around Oilsands: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An Environment Canada study has found elevated levels of mercury in northern Alberta with the bull's-eye centred on oilsands de...

Oilsands Worker Dies After On-Site Injury

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man has died while working on a giant bulldozer in Alberta's oilsands.The provincial government says the 37-year-old was doin...

Albertans Not Happy With Tutu's Oilsands Comments

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

Many Albertans are offended by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s comments calling the province's oil sands "filth." They say the retired archb...

Desmond Tutu: Oilsands Are 'Filth'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A brief helicopter tour of the oilsands Saturday wasn't enough to shake Archbishop Desmond Tutu's conviction that the industry ...

Turbulence in the Fort McMurray Skies

Theresa Wells | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

The residents Fort McMurray and region are reliant on specialized emergency services - and in situations where minutes do matter and where lengthy transportation delays can result in poor medical outcomes, including death. We are a region of remote communities, work camps, isolated roads, industrial sites and thousands and thousands of people for whom these night flights can mean the difference between life and death. It's a pretty stark reality - and it is time for everyone to recognize it and come back to the table.

Oilsands Helicopter Ambulance Service In Jeopardy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A funding shortfall threatens to ground nighttime helicopter ambulance service in Alberta's bustling oilsands region.Phoenix He...

How To NOT Make Friends, Influence People At Anti-Pipeline Rally

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Conservative Sun TV broadcaster Ezra Levant showed up at an anti-pipeline rally in Vancouver over the weekend, and predictably stirred things up with ...

Oilsands Worker Dies On Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Alberta occupational health and safety officers are investigating the death of an employee at the Suncor (TSX:SU) oilsands deve...

Alberta's Tar Sands are a Burden, Not a Blessing

Russ Blinch | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Stephane Dion, the former Liberal leader, once said that "there is no environmental minister on Earth who can stop the oil from coming out of the sands, because the money is too big." But that was a long time ago and he probably hadn't considered that numerous countries would take action to curb fossil fuel demand.

Koch Brothers Own How Much Of The Oilsands?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Business

The Koch brothers, owners of the U.S.’s largest privately held company and major supporters of the Tea Party movement, are the single largest U.S. l...

Choice For New Oilsands Monitoring Head Just A Tad Ironic

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A former Alberta Tory environment minister has been named to lead an agency intended to help monitor the impacts of rapid oilsands and othe...

Is There Room For Big Oil In Alberta Classrooms?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

"It's time that the Alberta government realizes that what's good for the oil industry isn't what's good for the rest of Alberta and especially not our children. While oil may run our cars for now it shouldn't run our government or our schools. Ever."

Fort McMurray Is Safer Than You Think

Neil Boyd | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Alberta
Neil Boyd

The truth is that the crime rate in Wood Buffalo, for almost all kinds of crime, is below Alberta averages, and often below Canadian norms as well. The rate of all forms of property crime is below national and provincial averages, and the rate of all forms of violent crime is below Alberta averages.

Crime Down, Cocaine Up In 'Fort McMoney'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A study is suggesting that Alberta's oilsands capital is not the wild and woolly, crime-ridden boomtown it's sometimes painted ...

Oilsands Health Horrors

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

WASHINGTON - American opponents of the Alberta oil industry shared horror stories Wednesday about its impact on human health as they promised to expan...