Carol Linnitt

Carol Linnitt is a research fellow with DeSmogBlog.com and Site Manager and Director of Research for DeSmog Canada (DeSmog.ca). Her research and writing focuses on energy development, environmental policy, government legislation, scientific research and wildlife.

CNRL Cold Lake bitumen spill continues

“There is still bitumen coming up from the ground," a regulator says, despite company claims that the leak is under control.
cold lake bitumen emulsion spill by CRNL on Primrose site at Cold Lake

"No control" on Cold Lake Spill, Energy Regulator says

CNRL, the company responsible for an ongoing oil spill in the tar sands, recently called the incident 'secure' in a public statement, although it has yet to be brought under control.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver Says Climate Change Concerns "Exaggerated"

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver tells Montreal's La Presse that people aren't really worried about climate change.

You can't be for Canada and against Keystone, Minister Joe Oliver says

Can Canadians patriotically oppose the Keystone XL? Not a chance, says Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver.

Canadian officials use Ethical Oil talking points in Keystone XL sales pitch

In the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer push 'ethical oil' talking points on the American public.

Toxic tar sands waste leaking into groundwater, documents confirm

Government documents confirm Fort McMurray's massive tailings ponds are seeping tar sands waste into local groundwater.