Tar Sands

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.

23/11/22
Author: 
Nicholas Gottlieb, graphics by Elysse Deveaux
The Dirty Dozen: ‘Carbon bombs’ threaten to blow up Canada’s climate commitments

Website Editor: A great summary of Canada's fossil fuels situation and politics in this article.

Nov. 22, 2022

Canada wants to be the last country producing fossil fuels, even if it kills us

COP27 is over. The UN summit took one big step forward on climate justice with the creation of a loss and damage fund for the most impacted nations, while taking two enormous steps backwards by failing to call for a phaseout of all fossil fuels.

22/11/22
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Oil and gas in Canada

Nov. 21, 2022

Canada's failure to reduce climate pollution has left us far behind most of our peer nations. The primary cause of this failure has been surging emissions from our oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, it’s not the only Canadian sector with stubbornly rising emissions.

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