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    New York Times op-ed: Canada tarring itself with oil sands

    New York Times op-ed: Canada tarring itself with oil sands

    This New York Times op-ed chronicles the erosion of Canada's environmental laws for oil sands development - and how that is tarring the country's reputation


    Oil sands companies to help develop elementary school curriculum

    Oil sands companies to help develop elementary school curriculum

    The province of Alberta has recently released a development plan for public schools that enlists Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada in the creation of future Kindergarten to grade three curriculum.



    Oil Sands or Tar Sands? Actually, they're neither

    Oil Sands or Tar Sands? Actually, they’re neither

    The issue of what to call Alberta's oil patch is an increasingly sticky subject.


    CNRL faces charges over potentially deadly gas leak near First Nation

    CNRL faces charges over potentially deadly gas leak near First Nation

    CNRL is facing 11 environmental charges over the release of a potentially deadly gas near an aboriginal community in northern Alberta.



    Peter Mansbridge tries to come clean on Oilsands talk

    Peter Mansbridge tries to come clean on Oilsands talk

    CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge defended himself Thursday after a report that he made a paid speech to petroleum producers, saying he has never publicly promoted or opposed oilsands development.


    Alberta-doctor-to-US-senate--Canada-'lying'-about-Tar-Sands-health-impacts

    Alberta doctor to US Senate: Canada ‘lying’ about Tar Sands health impacts

    Alberta doctor John O'Connor issued a warning this week to US senators reviewing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that Canada is concealing the health impacts of the Tar Sands.



    Oilsands tailings ponds leaking toxic chemicals-federal govt study

    Oilsands tailings ponds leaking toxic chemicals: federal govt study

    New federal research has strongly backed suspicions that toxic chemicals from Alberta's vast oilsands tailings ponds are leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca River.


    Alberta families abandon homes over bitumen fumes

    Alberta families abandon homes over bitumen fumes

    Pungent fumes from Baytex Energy's bitumen storage tanks are allegedly forcing families near Peace River Alberta to leave their homes.



    Manitoba government floats northern oil, LNG port for Churchill

    Manitoba government floats northern oil, LNG port for Churchill

    Shipping oil by rail across northern Manitoba could be just the beginning. A government report suggests exporting LNG from the Port of Churchill and eventually building a pipeline for Alberta bitumen.


    Athabasca Chipewyan Nation pulls out of govt Oil Sands program

    Athabasca Chipewyan Nation pulls out of govt Oil Sands program

    The First Nation that was the main focus of Neil Young's recent concert tour about Alberta's oilsands has withdrawn from a government environmental panel.