Alberta Oilsands.

How Much Has The Oilsands' Environmental Record Improved?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

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

Obama's Remarks About Keystone XL Need Some Corrections

Cody Battershill | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

First, Keystone XL does NOT "bypass the United States," as the President claimed it did in the earlier statement. A consultants report from IHS Energy found in February that "Canadian crude making its way to the USGC (the US Gulf Coast) will likely be refined there, and most of the refined products are likely to be consumed in the United States."

Albertans Make A Lot More Than The Average Canadian

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier. This year is differ...

Anti-Oilsands Activists In The U.S. Are Getting Visits From The FBI

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States — knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting ...

Oilsands Crude Ditches Its 'Dirty Oil' Label In EU

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Oilsands crude can now be sent to Europe without a "dirty oil" label, but that doesn't necessarily mean a parade of bitumen-filled tankers w...

A Few Facts for Those Mocking Alberta's Oilfield Workers

Tressa Moore | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Alberta
Tressa Moore

This is hopefully the lowest point of the recession, but what if it's not? When are we going to show some compassion for our brothers and sisters? We are all just working for the man, aren't we? We aren't seeking your sympathy, we don't want any remorse. Just have some damn respect while we pinch our pennies until things pick up again.

Oil Patch Investment Set For Steep Drop: CAPP

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is expecting oilpatch investment to drop by a third — or $23 billion — this...

How Is it That Norway Is Rich and We Are Not?

John McKay | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Alberta's economy is on the precipice of free-fall where Norwegians are able to look over the precipice and know that they are not going over it. How did this happen? The simple answer is that Norway decided to de-link its economy from oil revenues and Canada did not.

Shell Canada To Cut Alberta Albian Oilsands Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Shell Canada Ltd. says it is reducing its workforce at its Albian Sands oilsands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta.A company spokesman sa...

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 ...

Why Clean Energy Canada's Claims Are Confusing and Inconsistent

Cody Battershill | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada
Cody Battershill

To recap: the organization first claimed there were more jobs in clean energy than in oil sands, then the organization denied it, then it released a brand-new blog post reaffirming in fact that it DID say precisely that in the first place. Are you still with me?

The Consequences of Falling Oil Prices

Salman Sakir | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Falling oil prices is expected to affect the Canadian economy. The low prices may have different effects on the Canadian economy and in various geographical locations of the country. The oil sands in Alberta require high oil prices for the extraction of oil to be feasible. A fall in oil prices may make the production of oil in Alberta economically unfeasible.

Clean Energy Jobs Overshadow Oil and Gas Jobs? Oh C'mon!

Cody Battershill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

By any fair analysis it is false that more Canadians are employed in green energy-related jobs than oil sands-related jobs. And it's part of Smith's divisive campaign to injure the oil sands in the view of the public.

Surprising Fact About The Oilsands And Nearby Rivers

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New research suggests that heavy metals released from the oilsands aren't finding their way into nearby rivers."If you buy bottled water in...

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...

Oilsands Companies Not To Blame For Duck Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta Energy Regulator says three oilsands corporations did nothing wrong when 196 birds died after landing in wastewater tailings pon...

A Vote For Vision Vancouver Is A Vote For U.S. Interests

Vivian Krause | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Vivian Krause

If anybody can operate pipelines and oil tankers, Canadians can. Proof of this is the track record of the Port of Vancouver which has operated safely with no major oil spills in more than 100 years. Voting for Gregor Robertson means voting to support a foreign-funded campaign that is keeping Canada over a barrel and costing our country billions.

What Falling Oil Prices Mean For Alberta

CBC | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

The falling price of oil will likely result in a round of project cancellations and disappointing results in the Canadian oilpatch, analysts say. A...

Oilsands Growth Outpacing Environmental Monitor: Official

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Oilsands growth is already putting pressure on Alberta's environmental monitoring agency to expand."The program was initially designed to l...

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...

Greenpeace's Hudema Takes Credit Without Offering Solutions

Cody Battershill | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Hudema and his divisive Greenpeace organization are patting themselves on the back over the fact Norwegian giant Statoil and French brand Total just pulled billions of dollars in planned investment from Alberta's oilsands.

What Hollywood Hotshots Saw When The Visited The Alberta Oilsands

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Even before there was a script for my last film, Noah, I was interested in the environmental message in scripture. Man and woman are kicked out of par...

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.

Work To Resume At Oilsands Leak Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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...