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"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.
Jul 29th, 2013
Enbridge oil pipeline and tanker proposal would threaten 'Super, Natural' BC tourism industry, panel told
Enbridge review panel told a single oil spill could devastate B.C.'s $14 billion a year tourism industry.
Jan 6th, 2013
More oil sands in the pipeline than the future will want: IEA
Are the tar sands taking a long walk off a short pier?
Nov 13th, 2012
Haida Gwaii artists send message to Harper about Enbridge pipeline
A creative First Nations video blasts Stephen Harper for his plans to push through with oil development despite heavy First Nations opposition.
Jun 11th, 2012
Oilsands economic downside management: Pembina reports
Pembina Institute analysis identifies significant challenges for the Canadian economy if impacts of the oilsands boom are left unaddressed.
May 30th, 2012
Tides Canada's Ross McMillan shoots back at Ezra Levant's "money launderers" slur
“They're money-launderers," Ezra Levant said of Tides Canada. Ross McMillan, Tides Canada's director, sets the record straight.
David P. Ball
Apr 3rd, 2012