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    Industry seeks right to release water from oilsands tailings ponds

    Industry seeks right to release water from oilsands tailings ponds

    Oilsands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry's tailings ponds could be released into the environment.


    Harper Government approves-Shell oilsands mine, despite significant adverse effects

    Harper Govt approves Shell’s Jackpine oilsands mine despite ‘significant adverse effects’

    First Nations are outraged at Ottawa's approval of Shell's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion.



    Harper government spending $40 million to improve Tar Sands image

    Harper government spending $40 million to clean up Tar Sands’ image

    The Harper government is spending $40 million this year to advertise Canada's natural resource sector — principally oil and gas — at home and abroad.


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    Judge blasts Alberta government for silencing oilsands critics

    Alberta's Environment Department has been rebuked by a judge for working behind the scenes to silence groups that question the effects of oilsands operations on the environment.



    First Nation upset CNRL is draining lake to contain Alberta bitumen leak

    First Nation upset CNRL is draining lake to contain Alberta bitumen leak

    First Nations are angry that a Tar Sands company is draining a local lake without consulting them. CNRL is trying to halt an Alberta bitumen leak near Cold Lake.


    Alberta's own Gulf of Mexico crisis? Tar Sands operation leaking for 6-plus weeks

    First Nation says CNRL up to 6 leaks in Cold Lake, Alberta

    A First Nation in Cold Lake, Alberta says it's concerned about two new leaks at CNRL's oilsands project, bringing the total in recent months to six.



    Neil Young: Fort McMurray is a wasteland.

    Neil Young: ‘Fort McMurray is a wasteland’

    Rock 'n' roll legend joins chorus against proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.


    Beaver Lake Cree case reveals flaws in environmental review process

    Beaver Lake Cree case reveals environmental review flaws

    Environmental assessments focus on each development as something that stands alone. But a well or dam is not separate from its surroundings, as an Alberta First Nation is arguing.



    First Nations raises concerns re: Teck's proposed Tar Sands exploratory drilling

    First Nations raises concerns re: Teck’s proposed Tar Sands exploratory drilling

    Read this Aug. 19 story from The Vancouver Observer on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s concerns about Teck’s proposed exploratory drilling for bitumen in their territory. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation ...


    With Justin Trudeau, Canada now has two Conservative parties

    With Justin Trudeau, Canada now has two Conservative parties

    Canadian Idol Trudeau, though he hasn't said that much so far, has already shown that he shares many of the policy positions of Harper. This is where things get scary.