tar sands

B.C. worried about foreign funding for tar sands, not environmental groups: pipeline poll

With hearings starting tomorrow, the Conservative government has accused opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline of being foreign-funded radicals. But a new poll suggests otherwise.

Enviros question methodology of Enbridge poll disputing Northern Gateway pipeline opposition

A new poll sponsored by Enbridge says BC residents support the oilsands pipeline, but also shows that 55 per cent of respondents are unfamiliar with the project.

Tory-linked "Ethical Oil" website slams Canadian enviros over "foreign funding"

Directors from Pembina Institute and Environmental Defence say most of their money comes from Canadian foundations and individuals and that the "Ethical Oil" website is distorting the facts.

Get Up! Love a Forest Fest at W2 Media Cafe

Join a mix of Vancouver's best Latin-inspired musicians to help protect the Amazon rainforest.

TransCanada may soon begin construction on Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada says construction can begin in months after US President Obama signed a bill forcing a faster decision on Keystone, but opponents say Obama has simply signed its death warrant.

Canada and the environment: key events from 2011

From Greens in Parliament to tar sands opposition and the Kyoto Protocol, here's a summary of some of the year's most important environmental issues and events.

Premier Clark says B.C.'s coast belongs to Alberta (and all of Canada), not just B.C.

BC Premier Christy Clark said the west coast "doesn't just belong to British Columbia", but some British Columbians disagree.

Alberta set to fail on emissions targets: Pembina report

A new report from the Pembina Institute calls for a shift in Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies, and the province says they’re open to suggestions.

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.

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.