Alberta Oilsands.

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

Russ Blinch | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.22.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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...

Company Broke Its Promise, Oilsands Workers Say

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta Federation of Labour is calling out a job contractor for backing out on its promise to rehire workers from an oilsands site. In a press...

Let's Get Down To The Business Of B.C. Energy

Andrew Weaver | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

It's time to get politics out of environmental policy and serious environmental policy into politics. After all, the environment really doesn't care which political party you belong to.

Oilsands Workers Rehired After Company Screw-Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The federal government says dozens of workers laid off in Alberta's oilpatch have jobs again, but a labour group says that's no...

Feds In Damage Control After Oilsands Workers Fired

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The federal government is investigating an allegation that several dozen Canadians working in Alberta's oilpatch were laid off ...

Health Risks Of Oilsands Likely Worse Than We Thought

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A new study suggests the environmental health risks of oilsands operations in Alberta's Athabasca region have probably been underestimated....

Oilsands Operator Has Had It With All The Dust

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The dust clouds made it difficult to see and breathe as the big trucks rumbled along access roads at Suncor Energy Inc.'s MacKay River oilsa...

Told You Our Environmental Policies Were Sound

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

The U.S. State Department's report on the Keystone XL pipeline may pave the way for the project's approval but as for Alison Redford, the report is al...

This Is What Happened When She Confronted His Oilsands Views

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she stated her case to high-profile American oilsands critic Al Gore, but doesn't have any illusions ab...

Why The Manitoba Explosion Couldn't Have Come At A Worse Time

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A natural gas pipeline explosion south of Winnipeg came at a bad time for not only the thousands unable to heat their homes during a frigid ...

'No One Believes The Risk Is Zero'

CP | Stanley Tromp, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

VANCOUVER - U.S. scientists are warning that there are environmental risks, regulatory holes and serious unknowns regarding the shipment of Alberta oi...

Idle No More? Neil Young Feuds With Ezra Levant Over Buses

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

Neil Young, Calgary Herald columnists and Sun Media's Ezra Levant are lobbing accusations of hypocrisy at each after the legendary singer's cross-Cana...

Why You Should Listen to What Artists Say About the Oilsands

Frank Horvat | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Music
Frank Horvat

Maybe we do need the voices of artists after all. Artists do have a history of seeing things before they become the norm in our society. Or, perhaps they are brave enough not to hide from distressing truths. Look at Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi from 1970. That song feels so peppy and fun in tone but its message was ahead of its time.