Alberta

16/06/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Oil tankers are often seen off the beaches of Spanish Banks, Jericho, Kitsilano, and English Bay. YOLANDE COLE

June 13th, 2019

An economist and former ICBC president and CEO has adopted a new approach to raise public awareness about a controversial pipeline project.

14/06/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan and BROKE

IT'S COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE!   On Tuesday June 18, Trudeau will announce the fate of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Leading up to this, Robyn Allan is releasing a new novel which explores the fiction behind Ottawa’s commitment to address climate change and how Trans Mountain’s expansion is a global warming machine.

30/05/19

 

The recent deals from Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy and Athabasca Oil Corporation to acquire billions in oilsands assets have brought much attention to the level of Canadian ownership of these projects and operations.

It’s time to look at the numbers. 

As it turns out, even before the approximately $31 billion combined value of these mining and thermal oil transactions, Canadian companies were responsible for the majority of bitumen volumes.

23/05/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

21 May 2019 

A guide to educating relatives and friends who cling to oily falsehoods.

Alberta’s major exports these days seem to be piles of misinformation, denial, blame, and propaganda on the state-owned Trans Mountain pipeline.

21/05/19
Author: 
JEFF LEWIS

 

May 20, 2019 - The federal and Alberta governments are planning to allow tar sands/oil sands companies to release 1.3 trillion litres of liquid waste, currently held in 220 square kilometres of tailings ponds across the northeastern part of the province, into the Athabasca River, under new regulations intended to take effect in 2022, the Globe and Mail reports.

03/05/19
Author: 
Mitchell Anderson
‘Whether or not the rest of the oil patch has as wretched a record of accuracy remains to be seen, but the missing 17 megatonnes thus far unearthed are enormous — equivalent to the entire carbon output of Toronto or Seattle.’ Photo by jasonwoodhead23, Creative Commons licensed.
 May 3, 2019

As disaster looms, petro province lets industry call the shots.
 
Mitchell Anderson is a freelance writer based in Vancouver and a frequent contributor to The Tyee.
 
Trust us. That has long been the message from the oil sector to the Alberta public, which seems to have little choice in the matter.
19/04/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Pollution from fossil fuels in Canada continues to grow by staggering amounts, with the oilsands sector alone responsible for more carbon pollution than all of B.C. or Quebec in 2017, says the federal government in its latest climate change report to the United Nations.

The newest edition of Canada’s National Inventory Report, covering data up to two years ago, shows that the oil and gas sector was responsible for 195 million tonnes, or megatonnes (Mt) of greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, up eight Mt from 2016.

19/04/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson

OTTAWA — The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada’s national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in several years, a new report says.

The latest national inventory report on emissions, filed this week with the United Nations climate change secretariat, showed 716 million tonnes of greenhouse gases were produced in Canada in 2017, an increase of eight million tonnes from 2016.

11/04/19
Author: 
Stephen Leahy
April 11, 2019

Indigenous people and environmentalists want to prevent the expansion of Canada's oil sands development, and the water and air pollution that come with it.

Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They contain a toxic slurry of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the bitumen separation process.
11/04/19
Author: 
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Press release

 

IEEFA report: Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline financials provide few clues on actual price tag and future costs

 

Transparent monitoring and reporting needed to understand true costs and liabilities

 

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