tar sands

Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from transmountain.com); Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.
A full-service Vancouver Tim Hortons, on Alberni Street.

Tim Hortons puts Tims TV under review following Enbridge ad controversy

The conflict showed the potential dangers of a brand as recognizable as Tim Hortons selling ad space to companies that could anger its customers.

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
Tim Hortons, Enbridge ads, boycott, social media

Tim Hortons drops Enbridge ads following Twit-storm

The power of social media was seen today when Tim Hortons bowed to public pressure to yank its Enbridge ads from screens in 1,500 locations

Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal

For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.
Koch brothers, Koch industries, oil sands

Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.  "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
Stephen Harper and Canadian armed forces

Bill C-51 could be the biggest bait and switch Canada has ever seen: opinion

Bill C-51 may end up being the biggest bait and switch in the history of Canada.
Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

NAFTA votes against investigating oil sands tailings ponds

NAFTA's environmental watchdog voted unanimously not to investigate oil sands tailings ponds pollution, despite recommendations from staff to launch a probe. It's the third time a NAFTA probe...
Photo of tailings pond by Andrew S. Wright

Canada's campaign to block NAFTA's oil sands tailings pond probe slammed by critics

Canada and international environmental regulators collide over alleged oil sands tailings pond seepage into Athabasca River.