oil sands

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment highlights flaws in new oil sands monitoring

New monitoring plan for Oil Sands as deeply flawed as previous discredited program

I believe the Alberta floods were driven by climate change

Early Thursday morning, my dad texted me to say he fled his home in Canmore, Alberta shortly before the town declared a state of emergency. By noon, my brother was told to evacuate his...

Athabasca Chipewyan spokeswoman calls tar sands expansion policies "cultural genocide"

Her people are on "the precipice," their health and culture poisoned by oil sands pollution. They are one of the First Nations closest and most exposed to hazardous effects of tar sands pollution,...

Who counts the emissions when you export them?

According to a report released last week by the Sightline Institute, the Pacific Northwest is poised to become a major global carbon export hub for coal, tar sands oil and natural gas.

Academics' letter to Joe Oliver warns against promoting oil sands development

Serious about climate change? Consider the climate consequences of promoting Canada's oil sands and fossil fuels industry, academics say.

Keystone XL bill approved by House Committee

A measure that would would scrap the need for a presidential permit for the northern leg of the project has been approved.

The season of oil spills: a new pipeline burst in Texas

While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas, another oil pipeline has been reported - this time in Houston, Texas.

British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?

On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: benefit to all Canadians or detrimental to other industries?

Respected economist Robyn Allan, former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), has said the country’s move towards an oil-based economy will have severe effects on sectors like manufacturing—...

Success in the oil sands

A glimpse into the life of a certified electrician, one of three women among 500 employees on site in the oil sands. From our archives.