As Canada Debates Pricing Carbon, Some Companies Are Just Doing It

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY — A new study shows companies in Canada and around the world are increasingly putting a price on carbon emissions in their financial planni...

Why Big Oil Pushing For A Carbon Tax

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY — It may seem odd to hear Big Oil tout a policy that would make it costlier to do business. But experts say recent calls for a carbon tax...

We Must Start "Shaming" Those Who Destroy Our Climate

Nick Fillmore | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

During a flight from Montreal to Halifax, I missed a chance to carry out an act of "shaming" against a person who I think has abused his position of authority in Canada. It's well known that MacKay has been less than truthful several times during his political career. Given how powerless ordinary folk and public interest groups have become, I would like to see people embarrass the hell out of those who take advantage of the public by lying to us, cheating us, or destroying our priceless environment.

Group Asks Alberta Government to Review Oilsands Water Usage Amid Wildfires

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
Carol Linnitt

The Keepers of the Athabasca want to know if the NDP will consider revising water use rules in light of extreme conditions induced by climate change. The group argues current rules are based "on our once vibrant past when water was plentiful."

World's Oils Ranked By Emissions: Where Does Canada Stand?

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Some types of crude oil have a drastically bigger carbon footprint than others, according to a report that ranks some oilsands varieties amo...

Warren Buffett Is Betting Big On Canadian Oil

CBC | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Business

The world's most famous investor sold almost $4 billion US in shares in America's largest oil company late last year, but increased his sta...

Could This Be Payback Time For Big Polluters?

Andrew Gage | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

Society as a whole saw jobs created, collected tax dollars and bore at least some of the blame, for the harm caused by both tobacco and asbestos. And yet this did not absolve the manufacturers of responsibility for the damage caused by their product. So yes, we are all responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, but fossil fuel companies are much more responsible.

This Training Now Mandatory For Some Oilsands Employees

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

Workers to Suncor's Alberta oilsands facilities are going to undergo a new type of training soon, one that could possibly save their lives when faced ...

As Oil Prices Drop, Energy Giant Passes On New Projects

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. says it's taking a pass for now at "exploring the world," even though some opportunities may be up for gra...

GE's CEO Can Rescue the Oil Sands

Diane Francis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

General Electric Co. chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Immelt is just what Canada needs to develop its oil sands -- an American leader with stature in Washington, Wall Street, the oil patch and Silicon Valley.

Oilsands Companies To Set Their Own Emissions Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - The CEO of Suncor Energy says a technology-sharing alliance of oilsands players is very close to setting greenhouse gas reduction goals for ...

Oilsands Worker Dies After On-Site Injury

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man has died while working on a giant bulldozer in Alberta's oilsands.The provincial government says the 37-year-old was doin...

Details Emerge After Oilsands Worker Killed By Bear

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A woman killed by a black bear at one of Canada's major oilsands sites was with several workers who tried in vain to scare the ...

Bear Kills Oilsands Worker In Northern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A female worker has been killed by a black bear on the job at one of Canada's major oilsands companies in northeastern Alberta....

Oilsands Giant Smashes Profits Record

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) has posted record operating earnings as it was able to get more of its crude to market by pipelin...

People Without Educational Expertise Shouldn't Draft Educational Policy

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

The answer seems to be found in that old abysmal gap between policy-makers and practitioners. Why is anyone without educational expertise drafting educational policy? The actual question of who decides upon curriculum is nothing new: even the role and qualifications of teachers in this process is a contested matter.

Is There Room For Big Oil In Alberta Classrooms?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

"It's time that the Alberta government realizes that what's good for the oil industry isn't what's good for the rest of Alberta and especially not our children. While oil may run our cars for now it shouldn't run our government or our schools. Ever."

Thousands Of Litres Spilled

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore regulator is investigating the leak of 6,000 litres of crude oil from the Hibernia platform ...

Canada's Biggest Corporate Lobbyists

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Oil, gas and mining industry groups were far and away the most active lobbyists in Ottawa over the past year, according to an analysis from Macleans. ...

Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

$13.5-Billion Oilsands Project Gets Green Light

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Fort Hills oilsands mine is a go after years of delay, Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) announced Wednesday.Canada's largest energy company s...

No More Oil Means No More Smartphones

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Filling up at the gas station is certainly one of the ways to use oil that is most familiar to us. But guess what: of all the oil we use, only 43 per cent goes to fueling our cars. Given this, can we seriously consider ending our "dependence on oil", as some would suggest? Someone who wants to stop using oil will have to say goodbye to smart phones, ballpoint pens, candlelight, clothing made of synthetic fibers, glasses, toothpaste, tires (including those on bicycles), and thousands of other products made from plastic, a petroleum derivative. Good luck with that program.

Things Getting Back To Normal At Suncor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) said it has fully restored oilsands production, which was disrupted by a precautionary shutdown of an Enbridge r...

Giddy Up, Partners!

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TERRACE, B.C. - There is a growing imbalance between oil supply and delivery in Canada and doing nothing is not an option, the lawyer for the Canadian...

Oilsands Water Leak Proves Toxic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Water released from a pipeline spill at an oilsands facility in northern Alberta was toxic to fish, a provincial investigation has conclude...