tar sands

Europeans protest first major Canadian tar sands shipment in Spain

Dozens of masked protesters held signs to criticize shipment of Canadian bitumen to Europe.

A Tribe Called Red's musical activism

Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...

Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"

New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.

How can we build an energy bridge to the future?

The oil sands. That’s the picture we are looking at today, more toxic pollution, more foreign control, more climate damage. But is it the picture of tomorrow?
Carbon Bubble from The Carbon Tracker Initiative's report Unburnable Carbon

Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget

What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.

New Study: Kochs Could Make $100 Billion on Keystone XL Pipeline Deal

A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U.S...

Greenpeace Comes "Home" to Protest a Short-Sighted Pipeline Project

Members of Greenpeace were back in Vancouver today where the famed (infamous?) organization started more than 40 years ago as a small ragtag group of people trying to stop nuclear testing in the...
Stephen Harper

Canadian Taxpayers Fund Harper’s $65,000 Keystone XL Advertising Trip

Recently revealed documents show Stephen Harper's recent trip to New York to promote the Keystone XL pipeline cost Canadian taxpayers more than $65,000.

1.5M Litres and Counting: Volume of CNRL Tar Sands Seepage Growing

New figures released from the Alberta Energy Regulator show 1.5 million litres recovered so far.

AER Failing to Protect Public Interest, Communicate Openly on CNRL Cold Lake Spills

New report criticizes the Alberta Energy Regulator for mishandling ongoing CNRL spills near Cold Lake.