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News Articles Featured Opinion | Tzeporah Berman | The Globe and Mail | Friday, April 05, 2013
This week we heard that Alberta Premier Alison Redford is considering increasing the price of carbon in Alberta by imposing a limit on tar-sands emissions and a $40-per-tonne-tax on production above that limit. Good for her.
News Articles Featured | Gloria Galloway | The Globe and Mail | Friday, April 05, 2013
Canadians who want to tell the National Energy Board what they think about proposed pipeline projects – either in person or in writing – must now complete a 10-page application form proving they would be directly affected by the development or that they have relevant expertise.
News Articles | Nathan Vanderklippe | The Globe and Mail | Thursday, April 04, 2013
A northern Ontario spill of oil from a derailed train is 100 times larger than Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. initially reported. The company said Wednesday that only four barrels spilled. On Thursday, it said some oil had flowed beneath the snow and gone undetected. CP now estimates 400 barrels spilled, or 63,500 litres – a slightly greater amount than the company’s spill last week in Minnesota.
News Articles Featured | CANADIAN PRESS | Wednesday, April 03, 2013
A renowned Canadian scientist says there appear to be similarities between fish deformities found downstream from Alberta's oilsands and those observed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and Florida's Deepwater Horizon disaster. David Schindler of the University of Alberta has written two federal cabinet ministers pointing out the research similarities.
News Articles Featured Opinion | Thomas Homer-Dixon | New York Times | Monday, April 01, 2013
If President Obama blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all, he’ll do Canada a favor. Canada’s tar sands formations, landlocked in northern Alberta, are a giant reserve of carbon-saturated energy — a mixture of sand, clay and a viscous low-grade petroleum called bitumen. Pipelines are the best way to get this resource to market, but existing pipelines to the United States are almost full. So tar sands companies, and the Alberta and Canadian governments, are desperately searching for export routes via new pipelines.
News Articles | Jen Alic | Business Insider | Sunday, March 31, 2013
France’s Total SA (NYSE: TOT) will sell its 49% stake in its Canadian oil sands project to Suncor Energy Inc. for $500 million, netting the French oil giant a $1.65 billion loss on the beleaguered project. Total would have had to spend another $5 billion (at least) on the Alberta oil sands Voyageur Upgrader project over the next five years—an investment that cannot be justified according to its executives.
News Articles Featured | Stephen Maher | Postmedia news | Friday, March 29, 2013
You don’t have to fit yourself out for a tinfoil hat to convince yourself that the federal Conservatives are taking their marching orders from the oil industry. Stephen Harper’s political consciousness was formed at the University of Calgary in the early 1980s, when Albertans were rightly furious with the federal government for imposing the disastrous National Energy Program.
News Articles Featured | MIKE HAGER | VANCOUVER SUN | Thursday, March 21, 2013
British Columbia's largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference about strengthening Canada's oil spill defences. The shipping-industry-funded company in charge of the vessel confirmed it ran aground briefly on an uncharted sandbar off Sand Heads at the mouth of the Fraser River en route from its Esquimalt base to the Coal Harbour news conference. But it denied the ship had a "close quarters situation" with a B.C. ferry near Active Pass earlier Monday – as claimed by the Coast Guard's marine communications union.
News Articles Featured | Reuters | Thursday, March 21, 2013
Alliance says it is prepared to take physical action to block three pipelines planned to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands.
| John H. Cushman Jr. | InsideClimate News | Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Despite climate sweet talk from Alberta now, Keystone is a saga of missed opportunity and diplomatic failure, experts say.
News Articles Featured | Nathan Vanderklippe | Globe and Mail | Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver this week told a Vancouver audience that British Columbians have nothing to fear from Pacific exports of Canadian oil sands crude.
"We have taken significant measures to protect against a spill," the minister said. But one of the country's top oil spill experts says exports of heavy crude pose added risks to the West Coast, since some oil sands blends are likely to sink in the case of a spill, complicating potential cleanup efforts.
News Articles | Gayathri Vaidyanathan | E&E reporter | Friday, March 15, 2013
More than two years after an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline spilled 819,000 gallons of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, U.S. EPA has ordered the company to do additional dredging to remove oil. The company needs to dredge above Ceresco Dam, upstream of Battle Creek, and in the Morrow Lake Delta to remove submerged oil. A key concern is that the oil will migrate and pollute downstream areas. Enbridge has five days to respond and 15 days to submit a work plan.
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