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Alberta’s carbon tax is a bold move. Sadly, it’s not enough

News Articles Featured Opinion | Tzeporah Berman | The Globe and Mail | April 05, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site This week we heard that Alberta Premier Alison Redford is considering increasing the price of carbon in Alberta by imposing a limit on tar-sands emissions and …

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Energy board changes pipeline complaint rules

News Articles Featured | Gloria Galloway | The Globe and Mail | April 05, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site Canadians who want to tell the National Energy Board what they think about proposed pipeline projects – either in person or in writing – must now complete …

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CP oil spill in northern Ontario larger than first reported

News Articles | Nathan Vanderklippe | The Globe and Mail | April 04, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site A northern Ontario spill of oil from a derailed train is 100 times larger than Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. initially reported. The company said Wednesday that only four …

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Scientist links crude oil to fish deformities, asks Canada to investigate

News Articles Featured | CANADIAN PRESS | April 03, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site OTTAWA – A renowned Canadian scientist says there appear to be similarities between fish deformities found downstream from Alberta’s oilsands and those observed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and …

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The Tar Sands Disaster

News Articles Featured Opinion | Thomas Homer-Dixon | New York Times | April 01, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site If President Obama blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all, he’ll do Canada a favor. Canada’s tar sands formations, landlocked in northern Alberta, are a …

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A Canadian Oil Sands Project Was Just Dumped At An Enormous $1.65 Billion Loss

News Articles | Jen Alic | Business Insider | March 31, 2013 France’s Total SA (NYSE: TOT) will sell its 49% stake in its Canadian oil sands project to Suncor Energy Inc. for $500 million, netting the French oil giant a $1.65 billion loss on the beleaguered project. Total would …

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Federal environment policy may not be helping the oilpatch

News Articles Featured | Stephen Maher | Postmedia news | March 29, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site You don’t have to fit yourself out for a tinfoil hat to convince yourself that the federal Conservatives are taking their marching orders from the oil industry. Stephen Harper’s …

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Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver

News Articles Featured | MIKE HAGER | VANCOUVER SUN | March 21, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference about strengthening Canada’s oil spill defences. The shipping-industry-funded …

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Canadian and US aboriginal groups vow to block oil pipelines

News Articles Featured | Reuters | March 21, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site An alliance of Canadian and US aboriginal groups vowed on Wednesday to block three multibillion-dollar oil pipelines that are planned to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands, saying they are prepared to …

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Furor Over Keystone Pipeline Caught U.S. and Canada Flat-Footed on Climate Change

As part of its effort to persuade the United States to accept the Keystone pipeline and the oil sands fuel it would carry from Canada, the province of Alberta is advertising itself as an environmental leader at the cutting edge of clean energy development. On Sunday, the province took out …

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Buoyancy of oil sands bitumen raises spill concerns

News Articles Featured | Nathan Vanderklippe | Globe and Mail | March 20, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver this week told a Vancouver audience that British Columbians have nothing to fear from Pacific exports of Canadian oil sands crude. “We have …

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EPA tells Enbridge to do more cleanup in Kalamazoo River

News Articles | Gayathri Vaidyanathan | E&E reporter | March 15, 2013 More than two years after an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline spilled 819,000 gallons of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, U.S. EPA has ordered the company to do additional dredging to remove oil. The company …

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Protesters in custody after disrupting Northern Gateway hearings in Vancouver

News Articles Featured | Dene Moore | Globe and Mail | January 15, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site Five protesters face charges after a group of people staged a noisy disruption at Vancouver hearings into the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Three men and two women managed …

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As State Department nears completion of Keystone XL review, both sides dig in

News Articles | Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson | Washington Post | January 17, 2013 The State Department is close to completing a draft of an environmental review that will help determine whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline, as environmental and energy industry groups sought to bolster their …