Alberta Oilsands.

Rachel Notley Has Staged A Masterwork Of Political Imagery

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sean Mallen

Rachel Notley's challenge has been to reassure the fiercely skeptical Alberta business elites that were horrified to wake up last May to discover the NDP had risen to power. With the economy already hammered by plummeting oil prices, they feared that the New Democrats would inflict further damage through a climate change plan that would drive up costs and cripple the oil sands. But business leaders in the Alberta can read the financial press as well as the rest of us and now seem to be buying Rachel Notley's view that they better try to be part of the solution.

Opposing Sides Hashed Out Alberta Climate Plan Roots Over Dinner

CP | Bob Weber | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

The hardest topic was emission levels.

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.

Imperial Oil Is Still Unsure About Alberta's New Climate Plan

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Among other things, the plan aims to cap oilsands emissions at 100 megatonnes annually.

Climate Action Is A Win-Win Situation

Tony Kay | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Tony Kay

It is perfectly possible to talk about energy and climate in the same breath. It is not a tussle between good and bad. Whether you're government, a oil major, an advocate, a journalist or an observer, it's about doing the right things, in the right way, and sooner rather than later.

You Won't Believe A Truck Can Haul This Crazy '946,000 Kg' Load

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Alberta


Mayor Of Oilpatch Capital Says 'Stop Blaming Industry'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

Blake calls their comments "unjust.''

Oilsands Even Have A Bad Rep In Their Own Back Yard: Poll

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The oilsands might have some image-polishing to do.

Oilsands Monitoring Group Votes Not To Disband Despite Faltering Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

In recent years industry has argued against funding the group, saying other initiatives like the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance fulfill a similar role.

Alberta Premier Hopes For A 'Drama-Free' Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley said that she has never advocated for the Keystone XL.

Alberta Royalty Regime Needs Overhaul, Says C.D. Howe Institute

CP | Lauren Krugel/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

The report cites Norway and Australia as having regimes that work well.

Premier Rachel Notley Says She And Clinton Share Views On Keystone XL

CBC | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley says Clinton's statement reaffirms that the project is a waste of time.

People Power Is Forcing Climate Change on the Election Trail

Cameron Fenton | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

In the midst of this early election storm, people across Canada started crashing campaign events of all the major political party leaders. Over the past seven weeks, the sight of community groups interrupting party leaders to demand answers on climate has become commonplace. People, and not just activists, across Canada and around the world understand that action on climate change means leaving fossil fuels in the ground. What we need now is for politicians to demonstrate that they understand this, and as we enter the second half of this election campaign we need people power to push them to make it happen.

Bill Nye Toured The Alberta Oilsands.. And Didn't Like What He Saw

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

"From an environmental point of view locally, it's astonishing and overwhelming."

All Workers Safe After Explosion At Oilsands Processing Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Other parts of our operation are continuing. It's a very big site up here."

Did Alberta Gov't Try To Blow Off Oilsands Visit With U.S. Officials?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Wildrose opposition accused the NDP of blowing off the delegation.

Alberta's Oilpatch Pain Will Continue, Say 3 Wise Men

CBC | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

The prevailing mood in Alberta right now is low-simmering anxiety.

Alberta's Oilpatch Towns Are Feeling The Pinch

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I certainly notice less trucks and cars parked at the hotels in town overnight."

Alberta Investigates Reports 30 Herons Died At Oilsands Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

Wildlife deterrent programs are inspected regularly to make sure they're working following previous bird deaths at oilsands facilities.

Nexen Pipeline Spill Highlights Critical Flaw In Premiers' Energy Strategy

Ecojustice | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

A week after the spill was first reported, Nexen still does not know what caused the pipeline to rupture or when it might have started to leak. The pipeline may have been leaking for hours or even days before a problem was finally detected. Clearly, when it comes to pipelines, new does not necessarily mean better -- or even safer.

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.

More Oilsands Job Losses Incoming

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors has revised its January jobs forecast and now predicts nine per cent more job losses.

100 Canadian, U.S. Scientists Call For Halt To Oilsands Projects

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business

A group of 100 leading Canadian and U.S. scientists has issued an urgent call for a moratorium on new oilsands development and listed 10 reasons why n...

Tim Hortons, What Were You Thinking?!

Cody Battershill | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

The Ontario-based coffee retailer made popular by unpretentious, family-loving, hard-working resource employees from Prince Rupert, B.C. to Fort McMurray, Alta. to St. John's, NL just told its core customers to take a hike.

Canada's Crude Oil Production Lowest In Years: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Business

A report by Barclays says Canada's crude oil production last month is estimated to be the lowest it has been in almost two years