Tar Sands

05/06/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
This five-million-litre toxic waste spill at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake oilsands mine in northern Alberta roused outcry. But it came after years of undercutting efforts to regulate tailing pond pollution. Photo by Nick Vardy/Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

June 5, 2023

Pollution protections are stripped while Canada boasts progress. This is the history of promises made and betrayed.

22/05/23
Author: 
John Vaillant
Northern Alberta’s Bald Mountain wildfire burns on May 12. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA FIRE SERVICE, VIA CP

May 19, 2023

We can’t call these supercharged wildfire seasons our ‘new normal.’ There’s nothing natural about how we changed the Earth’s climate

John Vaillant’s latest book is Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast.

01/05/23
Author: 
Bob Weber - The Canadian Press
An oilsands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., in this file photo. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Apr. 24, 2023

Pathways Alliance questions research, says industry calculations are world standard

New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from the Alberta oilsands may be significantly underestimated, adding to a growing pile of studies that say our understanding of what is going into the atmosphere is incomplete.

13/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Canadian banks are overwhelmingly financing the oilsands as foreign banks divest from the region. Photo by Andrew S. Wright

Apr. 13, 2023

Despite pledging to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Canada’s Big 5 banks have invested over $1 trillion in coal, oil and gas companies since 2016, upping the risk to the Canadian economy as the energy transition unfolds.

06/04/23
Author: 
Bob Weber
Discoloured water, later found to be groundwater contaminated with oilsands tailings

Apr. 5, 2023

The Alberta government waited a month before calling an emergency response to one of the biggest releases of oilsands tailings in the province's history, a leaked document shows.

11/02/23
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson, The Canadian Press
By betting it can solve its emissions problem with carbon capture and storage technology, Canada's oil and gas industry risks sadding itself with expensive stranded assets, a new report argues. A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Feb. 9, 2023

CALGARY — By betting it can solve its emissions problem with carbon capture and storage, Canada's oil and gas industry risks saddling itself with expensive stranded assets, a new report argues.

CALGARY — By betting it can solve its emissions problem with carbon capture and storage, Canada's oil and gas industry risks saddling itself with expensive stranded assets, a new report argues.

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