oil sands

THE BIG GRAB Part 8: Scoring Own Goals

While most Canadians get serious about cutting climate pollution, our dirtiest province is cranking up pollution so fast that they're wiping out our gains.

THE BIG GRAB Part 7: Silence of the Plans

The Harper government has pledged to cut climate pollution. But its plan only covers 13 per cent of the required cuts -- and oil sands pollution will more than wipe out even that gain.

THE BIG GRAB Part 6: Falling Behind

Canada has fallen steadily behind the U.S. and other countries in maximizing wealth per tonne of climate pollution. That's putting our future prosperity -- and costs -- on the line.

THE BIG GRAB Part 5: Little Fish. Big Pond

Alberta's oil sands are a huge project. But are they a big part of the Canadian economy? And are they too big to have to play by the same rules as everyone else?

THE BIG GRAB Part 4: Dirtier by the Barrel

Oil sands boosters say the industry is getting cleaner. But the data says it's not: CO2 is rising per barrel and overall, the future looks even worse.

THE BIG GRAB Part 3: Fewer Jobs and GDP

The oil sands have a dirty little secret: They generate far fewer jobs and wealth per tonne of carbon dioxide than other industries.

THE BIG GRAB, Part 2: Elbows Out, Hogging the Pie

The oil sands are cranking up their carbon output as fast as ordinary Canadians are making cuts. But the companies don't plan on paying for more than their fair share.

THE BIG GRAB Part 9: Made-In-Canada Solutions

We end our series with a look at several existing made-in-Canada strategies that will build a prosperous future for us all.

THE BIG GRAB Part 1: Knock, knock. The low-carbon future is here

As ordinary Canadians dig deep to ease their carbon footprint, Alberta's oil-sands pollution wipes out their sacrifice.

Koch industries web of influence

Koch spends tens of millions trying to shape federal policies that affect their global business empire. Koch's influence extends beyond the U.S. to Canada and Europe.