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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 …

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Obama’s vow on climate change signals bumpy road for Keystone

News Articles Featured | Shawn McCarthy | The Globe and Mail | January 21, 2013 Read the full article on the originating site U.S. President Barack Obama has promised to show global leadership on climate change, a vow that could have a major impact on Canada’s oil exports to its …

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President’s trip to Canada defines critical carbon moment

Opinion | Seattle Post-Intelligencer | James Hansen | OP-ED | February 17, 2009 Read the full article on the originating site President Barack Obama has committed to fight global warming. In just his first few weeks in office, he already has taken steps to move the U.S. in a direction …

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Syncrude charged over dead ducks

News Articles | Calgary Herald | Edmonton Journal | Darcy Henton & Hanneke Brooymans | February 09, 2009 Read the full article on the originating site EDMONTON ‚Äî Syncrude Canada faces charges from both Alberta and the federal governments in connection with the deaths of 500 ducks on one of …

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Tar Sands Pipeline Delay Makes Room for Alternatives

Media Releases | ForestEthics, Equiterre | January 19, 2009 Ontario and Quebec can create green jobs and avoid dirty oil MONTREAL and TORONTO – Conservationists celebrated news that Enbridge will shelve its controversial “Trailbreaker” project to reverse the flow of oil in the Montreal-Sarnia pipeline in order to bring tar sands oil to …

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Opponents line up against proposed Canada oil pipeline

News Articles | Minnesota Public Radio | by Bob Kelleher | April 22, 2008 Read the full article on the originating site Duluth, Minn. ‚Äî Enbridge Energy plans a 36-inch diameter pipeline running almost 1,000 miles, from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis. Dubbed the Alberta Clipper, this line would cut …

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Environmental group says oil spill underscores its point

News Articles | Janesville (WI) Gazette | AP | January 05, 2007 Read the full article on the originating site The state Department of Natural Resources has approved construction permits for Houston-based Enbridge Energy Co. to install the 321-mile crude-oil pipeline. But Midwest Environmental Advocates of Madison sued the DNR two weeks …

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Oil spill tainted water table

News Articles | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | by Lee Bergquist | February 16, 2007 The accident is one of two resulting in the release of at least 176,000 gallons of Canadian crude oil in northern Wisconsin since the beginning of the year. Both are under investigation by the U.S. Office of …

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