By: Alberta Sustainable Resource Development | Gary Brauer, FOIP Coordinator
Published: February 2009
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request was filed by independent scientist Kevin Timoney and sought material from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD). The disclosed SRD information covers only three oil companies and shows reported deaths of 27 black bears, 67 deer, 31 red fox, 21 coyote, as well as moose, muskrats, beavers, voles, martens, wolves, and bats.
Tagged with: ducks, wildlife, alberta sustainable resource development, kevin timoney, greeenpeace canada, foip, sierra club prairie chapter
James Hansen: President’s trip to Canada defines critical carbon moment
By: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | James Hansen
Published: February 2009
Prior to President Obama’s first trip abroad — to Canada where Prime Minister Harper wanted to discuss special treatment for oil sands development — NASA climatologist James Hansen penned this open letter/op-ed about the perils of oil sands.
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In its comments on the State Department’s draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency judged the EIS to be “inadequate” and in need of revision.
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By: House Committee on Energy and Commerce | Representative Henry Waxman
Published: July 2010
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Henry Waxman’s letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares that building the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline would be a “step in the wrong direction” and that it constitutes “a multi-billion dollar investment to expand our reliance on the dirtiest source of transportation fuel.”
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50 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the State Department to fully analyze the impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline before permitting it. Specifically, they called for transparent consideration of all potential climate change impacts.
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By: Corporate Ethics International | EARTHWORKS | Environment America | Environmental Defence Canada | Friends of the Earth | | Natural Resources Defense Council | National Wildlife Federation | Sierra Club | Western Organization of Resource Councils
Published: May 2010
The gulf spill shows that ALL dirty fuels are dangerous and expensive — including the tar sands. Please reduce our dependence on dirty fuels.
Tagged with: obama, natural resources defense council, national wildlife federation,sierra club, corporate ethics international, friends of the earth, earthworks,environment america, western organization of resource councils
In an opinion editorial in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Professor James E. Hansen calls on Jens Stoltenberg to show leadership and pull Statoil out the destructive extraction of oil from the Canadian tar sands. The full text of the letter — in English — is available at Greenpeace Canada’s website. Clicking the thumbnail returns the original letter with the logos of supporting organizations.
Tagged with: greenpeace canada, investment, james hansen, statoil, norway
A group of 11 MEPs, representing three political groups and seven countries, is today appealing to the leaders of four European oil companies to stop producing oil from Canadian tar sands, a process causing 2-3 times more pollution than the production of conventional oil.
Tagged with: copenhagen, bp, shell oil, european parliament, total, statoil
By: Corporate Ethics International | Sierra Club | Greenpeace | Lorne Stockman | Kenny Bruno
Published: October 2009
The following comments are submitted as input to the content of the report the White House is required to submit to Congress under Section 933 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). This memo focuses on the role of Canadian oil sands, traditionally known as tar sands, and suggests that the White House begin dismantling myths about the supposed key role of oil from tar sands to provide energy security. We argue that growth in tar sands imports cannot provide energy security to the United States.
A copy of the March 1, 2011 letter from Houston mayor Annise D. Parker to Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the letter, the mayor adds her voice to that of the EPA and others in calling for the State Department to provide additional information and analysis regarding the Keystone XL pipeline project.
By: Department of State | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Published: December 2010
Secretary Clinton responds to Senator Nelson’s October 10th, 2010 letter assuring him that a decision has not been made regarding the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline permit. She also indicates that they will be sure to take into account potential impacts to the Ogallala aquifer, and are deciding whether or not to conduct a supplementary environmental impact statement (EIS).
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28 members of the House of Representatives sent this letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to “honor” the U.S. EPA’s low rating of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct a Supplementary EIS for the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline proposal.
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“On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, particularly those whose land and livelihood are located along the proposed pipeline right-of-way, we write to you to formally request that the Department of State issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL project and provide a sufficient period of time for public review. The public and cooperating agencies deserve the opportunity to review and comment on the myriad impacts of this massive energy infrastructure project that were left unaddressed in the Draft EIS before the Department finalizes the EIS.”
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The No Tar Sands Oil network group letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Chair Edward Markey in preparation for their September 2010 trip to Canada. The letter thanks them for their efforts to transition the United States to a clean energy future. It also highlights the importance of stopping the Keystone XL pipeline so as to stop America’s increasing addiction to the world’s dirtiest oil… so that a clean energy future can be possible.
Oregon Representative Pete DeFazio’s letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urges the Secretary to closely examine the potential impacts of the “Heavy Haul” road widening necessary to transport tar sands mining equipment to Exxon’s Kearl project in Alberta. It also points out that U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the Albertan tar sands mining.
Tagged with: montana, exxon, department of transportation, heavy haul, idaho, ray lahood, pete defazio, oregon
Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton, a conservative member of the state legislature, sent a letter to the Department of State asking a series of questions about the safety of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
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In this copy of a letter to a Nebraska landowner, TransCanada is threatening eminent domain — taking their property by government fiat — to acquire land for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline proposal. They are making these threats before the pipeline has been approved.