Special Report: Tar Sands Reporting Project

Athabasca tar sands, photographed by Andrew S. Wright
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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.

Ambassador Doer says Obama risks surge in oil trains by rejecting Keystone XL

Pipeline pitched as good for reducing highway traffic, and avoiding oil-by-rail safety issues.
SCO Grand Chief Terry Nelson at AFN 2014 Winnipeg convention - live web feed

First Nations chiefs talk tough on oil sands wealth at AFN convention

“Americans are waking up to the fact the Tar Sands is Dirty Oil,” says a Manitoba Grand Chief.
Photo of oil sands by Andrew S. Wright

Canadian government takes legal action against Alberta First Nation famous for battling oil sands

Athabasca Chipewyan among six First Nations being taken to court for defying a government order to publish audited financial statements online.
Louisette Lanteigne Waterloo resident holding NEB letter - photo James Jackson

Waterloo woman finds NEB e-mail lauding public’s inability to question pipelines

A Waterloo "citizen investigator" finds NEB memo boasting about Harper government changes at pipeline hearings designed to speed project approvals.
BC First Nation chiefs tell Alberta Premier

BC First Nation chiefs tell Alberta Premier: “We’ll do what needs to be done to make sure Northern Gateway is never built.”

In a news release today, First Nation chiefs expressed their continued opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal by sending a map to Alberta's new premier, Jim Prentice: On the...
Karen Mahon being arrested at Kinder Morgan protest on Burnaby Mountain

In the battle of people vs. pipelines, round one went to the people

Last Wednesday I was arrested. I crossed a police line intended to mark the area where Kinder Morgan plans to drill into a mountainside as part of the survey work for an expanded Trans Mountain...
Women crossing police line on Burnaby Mountain

Woman tells of tough arrest on Burnaby Mountain at Kinder Morgan protest

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Kinder Morgan president Ian Anderson

Green Majority dissects Kinder Morgan's "let's talk" video on Burnaby Mountain

This video is an annotated version of the video "Ian Anderson - Let's Keep Talking" by Canadian CEO of Kinder Morgan Ian Anderson regarding the ongoing protests on Burnaby Mountain. This video is...