Oil, Tar and the Irony of Life

The question oil haunts us like a cancer cell. We try to avoid it but it keeps coming back. It seeps throughout the bowels…

No Pipeline to the West Coast?

A slim majority of British Columbians support a proposed $5.5-billion oilsands pipeline to the B.C. coast, but opposition to the megaproject is growing, according…

Gulf Oil Spill

The Worst Environmental Disaster in a Century?

As we watch the effects of the inevitable oil spill transpire in the Gulf Coast we have to ask ourselves yet again, is it…

Alberta oilsands refineries could cause irreversible damage

  The development of a pipeline network and refineries around the Great Lakes to process Alberta bitumen “could cause irreversible” environmental damage to the…

Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust? The new global wasteland?

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons…

Tar sand investments now a dead duck?

As one Canadian newspaper put it. Ducks in Alberta died a crude death. One of the species of ducks that died on a pond…

Mr. Stelmach may have failed to consider larger issues such as the environment

Preston Manning launched a broadside yesterday against Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, attacking the Progressive Conservative leader’s competence and predicting his electoral demise. The former…

Stupid to the last drop – Alberta oil thirst leading to disaster

The author of a new book on the future of Canada’s oil industry says Alberta is destroying itself in its rush to extract every…

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