Oil Sands Alberta


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

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.
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Canada Has a Bad Case of Oil Sands Fever

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.

'Growing Trend' For Canada's Oil Sands

The federal government has reached "a level of discomfort" with foreign investment by state-owned enterprises in Canada's energy sector. That's the message Canada's Industry Minister is emphasizing...

Giant Fence To Save Oilsands Caribou?

EDMONTON - Penning wild caribou in the oilsands region is a recovery option for the species that should be considered, says a federal document that echoes a recent industry-funded study.The federal ca...

Fort McMurray: Life Beyond Oil Sands

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.

Canada To EU: Quit Hating

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 delegates at the International Energy Forum in Kuwait. Tuesda...

Tories Target Anti-Oil Sands Charities

Conservatives in the Senate want to change the tax laws regarding environmental groups in Canada who protest energy projects. According to a senior Conservative, any group that protests developing Al...

McGuinty's Head Stuck in the Oil Sands

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.

McGuinty Speaks Out Against Oil Sands

TORONTO - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says Ontario counterpart Dalton McGuinty is being simplistic for suggesting a booming oilsands is bad news for Ontario.Redford disputed McGuinty's comments Mon...

Canada Blasts EU In Oilsands Trade Spat

Canada's natural resources minister is criticizing the European Union over its plan to discriminate against Canadian oil derived from Alberta's oilsands. Joe Oliver released a letter Sunday to EU ene...
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Alberta Oil Jobs Flowing Away

Government projections show the percentage of the province's bitumen upgraded by Albertans will plunge as low as 50 per cent in coming years, shattering Premier Ed Stelmach's five-year-old promise to...