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News Articles Featured | James Byrne | iPolitics | Thursday, March 14, 2013
What's happening to the weather? In Alberta, Slave Lake lost 374 properties in the May 2011 firestorm. The January 2012 grassfires in Nanton, Alta. burned homes and prairie. Both communities should have been wet or snow-covered in May and January. How about Cardston ‚Äî fist-sized hail in summer 2012?
News Articles Featured | The Globe and Mail | Thursday, March 14, 2013
More than 2 1/2 years after a Canadian pipeline rupture spilled heavy oil into a Michigan river, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering Calgary-based Enbridge to perform additional dredging to remove submerged oil. The agency said it has repeatedly found oil in sections of the Kalamazoo River.
Media Releases News Articles | Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada | Thursday, March 14, 2013
"The Conservatives have spent millions of public dollars to push for a pipeline that will export Canadian jobs, trample First Nations rights undermine domestic industrial policy and is bad for the environment" said CEP National President Dave Coles.
News Articles Featured | Lisa Song | InsideClimate News | Thursday, March 14, 2013
Scientists say the 1.3 gallon spill in the lab tank omitted real-world factors that made dilbit sink in Michigan's million-gallon Kalamazoo River spill.
News Articles Featured | Mark Jaccard | The Hill | Wednesday, March 13, 2013
As a Canadian energy and climate economist, I have first-hand experience with the magician-like techniques of the Canadian government and petroleum industry as they try to double the output of our highly polluting tar sands. Politicians in Washington should be wary, especially if they are sincere in wanting to spare us and our children from an increasing barrage of Katrinas, Sandys and droughts.
News Articles | John H. Cushman Jr. | InsideClimate News | Tuesday, March 12, 2013
State Department assessment focused on market response to rejection, rather than the climate impact and environmental cost of a pipeline approval.
Opinion Featured | New York Times | Sunday, March 10, 2013
The State Department's latest environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline makes no recommendation about whether President Obama should approve it. Here is ours. He should say no, and for one overriding reason: A president who has repeatedly identified climate change as one of humanity's most pressing dangers cannot in good conscience approve a project that ‚Äî even by the State Department's most cautious calculations ‚Äî can only add to the problem.
News Articles Featured | Tzeporah Berman | The Globe and Mail | Friday, March 08, 2013
Many Canadians must have wondered if George Orwell was alive and well this week as they read that the Alberta oil sands were being pitched to U.S. officials as "green" by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. "Canada is the environmentally responsible choice for the U.S. to meet its energy needs in oil for years to come," the minister told an audience in Chicago – a message he repeated over and over in his U.S. tour, part of a calculated mission to associate Alberta bitumen with ecological benefits.
News Articles Featured | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The federal natural resources minister and the industry lobby group that represents oil and gas pipelines are "aligned on priorities, particularly on the need to expand markets," according to an internal government memo. The document, obtained under the Access to Information Act by the environmental group Greenpeace, comes to light as Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is in the United States burnishing the environmental record of the oilsands in an effort to bolster the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
News Articles Featured | NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE | Globe and Mail | Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The federal government should pursue charges against two energy companies, an environmental group says after conducting a study that showed how oil-sands air pollution can find its way into the Athabasca River. A digital projection by a scientist with Vancouver-based Ecojustice suggests particulate matter, which can contain toxic polycyclic aromatic compounds, from two oil-sands operations is falling to the ground and waterways.
News Articles Featured | Richard Schiffman | The Guardian | Monday, March 04, 2013
Gina McCarthy's promotion at the EPA will not allay fears that a recent State Department report means KXL is now a done deal.
Media Releases | Natural Resources Defense Council | Friday, March 01, 2013
The U.S. State Department today released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline proposed to pass through the United States from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Natural Resources Defense Council experts have begun analyzing the draft review and have found numerous major flaws.
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