Tar Sands Alberta

Oilsands Take Another Hit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) announced Wednesday it was not going ahead with its troubled Voyageur oilsands upgrader projectSuncor chief executive...

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.

Big Oil Is Gambling Our Future on End Pit Lakes

Cameron Fenton | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

Tuesday morning I woke up, opened the paper and saw a full page spread on plans to create massive End Pit Lakes, a process that involved filling the massive, visible from space, open pit mines created by tar sands extraction in Northern Alberta with tailings and water.

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.

Federal Budget Will Arrive Soaked in Oil

Matt Price | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada
Matt Price

Canadians must accept the fact that we have at least another three years of oil ideologues holding the levers of power in Ottawa. The polls in B.C. that show Tory support has dropped 16 points are at least encouraging, showing that voters there aren't buying it. Let's hope that the rest of the country soon wakes up too.

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.