Alberta Oilsands.

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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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...

All Aboard The Oilsands Express!

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

An Alberta oilsands worker hopes his idea for a luxury bus line to transport passengers in and out of the oil patch will help save lives on one of the...

First Nation Drops Oilsands Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - An oilsands developer involved in a contested project in northern Alberta says an aboriginal band has agreed to drop its lawsuit.Athabasca O...

Time To Hit The Brakes In The Oilsands?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmentalists and opposition politicians say new research that indicates oilsands tailings are leaching into groundwater should convinc...

Oilsands Tailings Definitely Contaminating Groundwater, River: Study

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New federal research has strongly backed suspicions that toxic chemicals from Alberta's vast oilsands tailings ponds are leaching into grou...

Why Rex Murphy's Relationship With Oil Matters

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

There is a brewing controversy swirling around longtime CBC commentator Rex Murphy and his relationship with Canada's oil industry. The CBC expects Murphy's commentary to be "rooted in fact" and in turn the public has the same expectation. If it is the case that Murphy is being paid money by the same industry he publicly comments on, then this must be disclosed to the public.

Oilsands' Massive Economic Impact

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

Canadian oilsands production made an economic contribution to the country in 2012 that was far greater than the entire province of Saskatchewan, a new...