Arctic Drilling

Nature and Economic Growth Should Exist in Balance in Canada's North

WWF-Canada | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

On June 26, Imperial Oil, on behalf of its partners BP and ExxonMobil, informed the National Energy Board it would not apply as planned for an exemption from the board's same season relief well (SSRW) capacity requirement. Could it be that the oil majors have finally recognized that no collection of subsea intervention devices, blowout preventers, and capping stacks can do what a timely relief well can?

Standing Up For Safety in Arctic Offshore Drilling

David R. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.

The Deadly Price of Being An Environmentalist

David Suzuki | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Too often, governments are quick to use excessive force and even pervert the course of justice to keep oil and gas flowing, forests logged, wild rivers dammed and minerals extracted. As the Global Witness study reveals, citizens are often killed, too. A recent report by human rights organization Global Witness documents the murders of more than 700 environmental and indigenous-rights activists over the past decade.

Biking to Save the Arctic With Greenpeace

Farrah Khan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Farrah Khan

This time last year, the world watched as the Arctic melt hit a record low and more ice disappeared than ever before. On September 15 Greenpeace has called for an international day of action to bring together the millions of people who have spoken up to protect the Arctic. Large-scale, family friendly bike rides -- we call them Ice Rides -- are being organized across the globe.

The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change Impacts

David Suzuki | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

With all we know about climate change and what's happening in the Arctic, you'd think our leaders would be marshalling resources to at least slow it down. Instead, industry and governments are eyeing new opportunities to mine Arctic fossil fuels.

Canada Not Ready For Arctic Drilling, Reports Say

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Business

As Canada's energy regulator readies its final round of talks on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, two new reports suggest there's a long way to go...