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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.
Dec 8th, 2011
Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil transporters
Which companies profit from oil sands transport operations? Second in a series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.
Dec 5th, 2011
Britain secretly backing oilsands campaign: Guardian
Cameron is "Canada's partner in crime," says UK newspaper.
Nov 27th, 2011
BP dragging its heels on doling out oil spill research money, scientists say
'It's like a murder scene; you have to pick up the evidence now.'
The Associated Press
Apr 24th, 2011
Julian Assange: a modern martyr?
While it is not clear what exactly will happen to the grey wizard Julian Assange, it is clear that he has already changed the world. Journalist or not, it is safe to say that Assange is the most...
Dec 20th, 2010
The gulf between us
A death down south. Denial up north. What a fisherman's despair says to us about oil.
Jul 8th, 2010
“What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister?”
“From the air I could see 3000-5000 feet of black smoke… and what seemed like one fire was actually dozens of fires," Kris Krug writes from the Gulf, where he traveled to document the BP Deepwater Hor
Jul 1st, 2010
BP CEO Tony Hayward told: "you need to be charged with a crime." He says he didn't know.
If BP CEO Tony Hayward gives us any clues about the future, it's that the war for resources will be even more insidious than the war on terror.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jun 20th, 2010
Obama cancels Asian trip and BP's CEO continues to spew
This is not the space program.
Jun 4th, 2010
The perils of petroleum dominance to Canada's seas and shores
As U.S. Feds launch a criminal investigation into BP's crimes, VO asks: can a Gulf-sized disaster happen in Canada?
Jun 1st, 2010