Dirty Oil

The Power of Dirty Oil Money

Theresa Wells | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

Many things are written and said about the oil sands, and one of the allegations frequently made is that the oil derived from the naturally occurring bitumen is "dirty", tainted with the stain of environmental destruction. While that debate rages on one rarely hears about what happens to some of the money generated by that so-called "dirty" oil. One may hear about corporate profits, and royalties, and high salaries - but one very rarely hears about philanthropy.

Save the World, Support Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Business
Kathryn Marshall

What makes Canadian oil so ethical isn't because all the oil producers here are naturally inclined to uphold the highest standards of worker rights and environmental stewardship. It's because Canada expects that of them and, in many cases, demands it of them through publicly backed regulation.

Canada's Oil Sands Boondoggle

John Vaillant | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Politics
John Vaillant

The Keystone pipeline will not serve American interests, but delight the Canadian government and its oil lobby. In addition to draining your pocketbooks and further compromising your environmental health, it will enrich Canadian politicians who don't believe in climate change.

Canada Needs to Take a Sober Second Look at Our Energy Policies and Practices

Sen. Elaine McCoy | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada
Sen. Elaine McCoy

This would be a great time in our history to have an "easy" button. Unfortunately, transformation does not come that easily. Even wind turbines represent the "pure embodiment of fossil fuels," because of all the steel and plastic required to build them.