bitumen

CNRL Cold Lake bitumen seepage hits 1.2 million litres

The ongoing subsurface oil spill at CNRL's Cold Lake site continues to push bitumen above ground, according to a new Alberta Energy Regulator update.
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.

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.

Burnaby MP asks what BC gets out of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion

Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart is keeping a close eye on Kinder Morgan’s plans. The Trans Mountain pipeline goes right through his riding. He’s brought the issue up in the House of Commons and...

Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion plan said to pose risks beyond leaks and spills

While public and media scrutiny centers on oil spills and pipeline leaks, environmentalists are trying to broaden the picture to include the impact of using heavy oil on Vancouver's carbon footprint.

Enbridge Northern Gateway poses “a very large risk” to BC for “very small” benefit, says Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark has finally come out with her long-awaited position on the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.

Enbridge launches million dollar ad campaign to gain public support

As Greenpeace activists hung an anti-pipeline banner from the Lions Gate Bridge, Northern Gateway proponent Enbridge launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign to counter B.C. opposition.

Tar sands vs. entire nations

Which is larger: potential tar sands emissions or all the past emissions from China? From India? From 150 nations combined? New chart says...

Cashing in on Canada’s tar sands: refineries and other industries

Who profits from refining and working with tar sands products? Part three in our series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.