oil sands

Good idea for Canada? Norway's oil and gas revenues have provided Norwegians with $550 billion pension fund

Norway's oil and gas industry revenues have provided the country with a $550 billion pension fund. Why isn't Canada following their lead?

Canadian environmental advocates testify at U.S. Congress oil sands hearing

After U.S. congress hearings on the oil sands industry’s environmental performance, Pembina policy director Simon Dyer and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo shared their views with VO.

Alberta blasted over rejection of First Nations oil sands refinery proposal

Alberta’s rejection of a proposal for a First Nations-run oil sands refinery has critics up in arms, citing racism and “backroom” dealings. But Alberta Energy says it’s all about business.

Enviro Minister, tar sands producers, and energy execs call for less regulation of industry

Speaking at the GLOBE Conference, Environment Minister Peter Kent defended Canada's Kyoto pullout and stressed “efficiency” in the bid to modernize environmental assessment processes.

Enviro Minister coy about Conservatives' use of American strategists to snag majority, criticizes green charities

Tory environment minister Peter Kent was quick to criticize green foundations, but was coy about Conservative's use of American firms to get elected last May.

Senator defends Harper Tories' attack on the charitable sector, as green leaders deconstruct it

After Conservative senators labeled environmental organizations as "anti-Canadian" and asked if they would accept money from the Taliban, environmental organizations hit back.

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...

Harper’s Canada: An environmental policy fact sheet

Part two of our series outlining key events and current issues in Canadian politics. Here’s how our environmental policy is shaping the political narrative, both at home and abroad.

“Dirty Oil Diplomacy” report sheds light on international oil sands advocacy

As the U.S. Senate quashes Keystone XL, a new report released by Climate Action Network breaks down efforts from big oil and government to sell the tar sands—both at home and abroad.

At oil sands film screening, panelists call on B.C. to refuse pipeline

A panel of pipeline opponents address key oilsands-related concerns between screenings of David Lavallee's feature documentary, "White Water, Black Gold".