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Tar Sands/Oil Sands

Tar Sands/Oil SandsThe oil industry is hoping to shift the geopolitical center of global oil production to Canada’s boreal forests, home of vast deposits of oil sands, also called tar sands. Environmentalists and First Nations contend it’s a dirty, carbon- and water-intensive business, while proponents of development tout energy security benefits. We’re covering the battle here.
Second in a series exploring the election-season dynamics surrounding a plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Nebraska...
Sep 29, 2010 | Read More
Hollywood mogul declares "lifelong" commitment to help Canadian First Nations fight mining pollution
James Cameron said today that the Canadian oil sands industry "will be a curse if it's not managed...
Sep 29, 2010 | Read More
This multipart series explores the election-season dynamics surrounding a plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Nebraska...
Sep 29, 2010 | Read More
Fear of creating a permanent industrial corridor through the U.S. to serve Canada's tar sands industry
The continuing battle between industry and conservationists over Canadian oil sands development is...
Sep 27, 2010 | Read More
Developer claims project will produce no toxic waste but water worries persist for project one permit away from breaking ground
A plan to strip-mine oil sands crude on U.S. land for the first time in northeastern Utah is facing...
Sep 24, 2010 | Read More
When "voluntary" agreements to allow pipeline to cross private property fail, TransCanada goes to court
WASHINGTON—It’s evidently the same document. But when a grassroots organization refers to it as a...
Sep 15, 2010 | Read More
Enbridge's pipeline would send oil sands crude to the coast for shipment to China, but recent pipeline ruptures cloud safety record
First Nations in western Canada have a message for energy giant Enbridge Inc.: Keep oil sands off...
Sep 14, 2010 | Read More
One critic calls it "one of the most incompetent monitoring programs I've ever seen"
Contention within Canada’s House of Commons over regulating the environmental impact of oil sands...
Aug 24, 2010 | Read More
White House could intervene as environmental security takes equal place next to energy security as national concern
The EPA has slowed down the approval process of a permit for a new Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline...
Jul 27, 2010 | Read More
Government Mandated Clean-Up Could Wipe Out Earnings of Biggest Producer
A new report from RiskMetrics Group, a financial research firm, warns investors that some leading...
Mar 3, 2010 | Read More