Oil Sands Alberta

Sunny Freeman

The 4,000 Kilometre Commute: Struggling For A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

Like most towns and cities in Atlantic Canada, nearly everyone in Miramichi, N.B., knows someone who works "out West." (Photo: Sunny Freeman/HuffPost ...

When It Comes to the Environment, We're All Hypocrites

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

We live in a society where it is impossible to live a functional lifestyle and not consume products made from petro-chemicals every single day. As such, the notion that environmentalists -- such as Neil Young for example -- have no right to criticize oil sands developments, pipelines or fracking because they "choose" to heat their homes and drive cars is downright nonsensical.

Canada Has a Bad Case of Oil Sands Fever

Yves Engler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs. Expansion of the tar sands and the resulting bouts of Oil Sands fever may be good for capitalists but it will further weaken the job market and do great harm to Canadian workers.

Does The U.S. Even Need Oilsands? Maybe Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Domestic U.S. oil production is expected to grow much faster than was thought just a few months ago, according to a new report from the U.S. federal g...

What Was In The Water That Leaked From Oilsands Plant?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Oilsands giant Suncor says there was no bitumen in waste water that leaked from a burst pipe earlier this week.An email from th...

Making the Environmental and Economic Point For Keystone XL

Greg Stringham | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Alberta
Greg Stringham

As Canadian crude oil producers and the largest supplier of crude oil to the United States, we believe the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the two countries would strengthen our mutually advantageous relationship - the largest bi-lateral energy trading relationship in the world.

'Growing Trend' For Canada's Oil Sands

CBC | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government has reached "a level of discomfort" with foreign investment by state-owned enterprises in Canada's energy sector. ...

Giant Fence To Save Oilsands Caribou?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Penning wild caribou in the oilsands region is a recovery option for the species that should be considered, says a federal document that ec...

Fort McMurray: Life Beyond Oil Sands

Theresa Wells | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

There are also those who think that Fort McMurray is nothing but oil sands, nothing but workers in coveralls and enormous dump trucks, the landscape nothing but a sea of tailings ponds and smoke stacks. As with many things, though, the reality is nothing like the hype.

Can The Oil Sands Make You Sick? Doctors Call For Study

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Alberta

Doctors with the Canadian Medical Association are calling for more research into the health effects of resource extraction projects such as the Albert...

Oil Sands: Native Millionaire Sees 'Economic Force' For First Nations

The Globe and Mail | Nathan Vanderklippe | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Business

Dave Tuccaro is driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where he will plan the book tour he will mount after Christmas when his biography is released. ...

Ex-PM Lays Into Mulcair Over Dutch Disease

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Former prime minister Paul Martin added his name Monday to the list of leaders unhappy with recent remarks by federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcai...

We Need a Better Recipe for Canada than Just Boiling It

Matt Price | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Matt Price

Paul Wells' recent Maclean's' cover story about "How Ottawa Runs on Oil" should be required reading because of the light it sheds on Harper's Canada. here's the rub with the new regime in a nutshell: it is predicated on cooking the planet.

Alberta To Reap $1.2 Trillion From Oil Sands -- But What Does The Rest Of Canada Get?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Business

Alberta’s government will collect $1.2 trillion in royalties from the oil sands over the next 35 years, and emissions from oil and gas extraction ar...

Bring Alberta Oil To Eastern Canadian Refineries, Senator Urges

CBC | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Business

Refineries in Atlantic Canada should get the opportunity to process cheaper oil from Alberta, says P.E.I. Senator Mike Duffy. ...

Canada To EU: Quit Hating

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

There is plenty of oil sands oil for all buyers and it's not dirtier than any other type of oil, Canada's Natural Resources Minister told...

Feds' Environmental Report Slammed As 'Fictitious'

CBC | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

A report from the Commons environment committee has government MPs calling for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to be "modernize...

Tories Target Anti-Oil Sands Charities

CBC | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservatives in the Senate want to change the tax laws regarding environmental groups in Canada who protest energy projects. ...

McGuinty's Head Stuck in the Oil Sands

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada
Kathryn Marshall

Alberta's premier Alison Redford has been trying to drum up support for a Canada-wide energy strategy, one in which she'd like the whole country to work in concert to maximize the value of our plentiful energy assets. But when she asked for Ontario to join her with some simple, symbolic support for the oil sands, Premier McGuinty gruffly refused.

Dream Weavers: Those Who Think Study Supports Oil Sands are Wrong

David Suzuki | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

It was inevitable that climate change deniers and some oil industry promoters would misinterpret a study by scientist Andrew Weaver recently that said burning coal was worse for the environment than the potential impact of the oil sands. The study says the opposite.

Althia Raj

Tories Widen War With Green Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Promising to reveal information that would make "your blood boil," a Conservative senator opened a new front in the federal government’s ...

McGuinty Speaks Out Against Oil Sands

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says Ontario counterpart Dalton McGuinty is being simplistic for suggesting a booming oilsands is bad news fo...

Minister Slams Europe Over Oil Sands Ban Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling a European effort to bar oil imports from Alberta's oilsands nothing more than gran...

Harper Government Considers Green, Aboriginal Groups 'Adversaries': Documents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Business

Documents show the federal government considers environmental and aboriginal groups "adversaries" when it comes to the oilsands.The documents, obtaine...

2011: The Year Of The Canadian Pipeline Battles

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Jackie Thomas says she'd stand in front of a bulldozer to stop the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline from being built across B.C. to th...