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Ottawa alters climate targets, but protects oil sands
The federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a plan to cut greenhouse gases that does not include actions against the oil sands —the largest source of Canada's climate warming...
May 15th, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell bids billions for major player in LNG Canada
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy British gas producer BG Group for the equivalent of US$69.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that could strengthen Shell's position in...
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Apr 8th, 2015
Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada
Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today. "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
Mar 12th, 2015
Napoleon, carbon pricing and the cost of uncertainty in Canada
What would a $30/ton price on carbon in 2016 mean for Canada’s fossil fuel exports, and for the national economy? The answer: serious changes.
Mar 11th, 2015
Energy East too close for comfort for Manitoba farmer
“The NEB intervener status process in my opinion is completely anti-democratic," says Manitoba organic farmer and pipeline opponent Louise May.
Mar 10th, 2015
How Harper's disastrous diplomacy crushed Keystone XL
President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill is nothing less than a devastating indictment of Stephen Harper's foreign policy.
Feb 25th, 2015
Making a just transition: op-ed
The steady stream of bad news from Alberta's oil patch is a potent reminder of the boom-and-bust nature of being a resource commodity exporter. It's a story deeply understood in Canada's resource...
Jan 29th, 2015
Energy East meeting angers citizens over unanswered questions
TransCanada does not "actively participate" in Ontario's public consultations about its Energy East pipeline, a spokesperson said.
Jan 28th, 2015
Oil prices could push Alberta into recession: think tank
Oil sands expansion halted, and a new Alberta sales tax proposed to stem economic pain
Jan 20th, 2015
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.
Jan 12th, 2015