Reality Check: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

June 29, 2017By Hannah McKinnonBriefings, Featured, Reports, Resources

Oil Change International June 2017 Download the PDF Briefing. The Alberta tar sands are among the world’s largest oil reserves. While investment and expected growth in the industry have been high for the last decade, new industry data paints a dramatically different picture of the sector moving forward.  Key findings: Anticipated tar sands production growth is … Read More

A dangerous calculus

April 13, 2016By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News

Have you ever stopped to think about the moments that we were on the brink of something big? Something that we look back on and find it hard to imagine how it used to be? Cell phones are a good example, or smart phones – the iPhone has only been around since 2007. The internet … Read More

Evidence shows new pipelines will not solve Alberta’s economic woes or support a clean energy transition

April 7, 2016By Hannah McKinnonFeatured, News, Press Releases

April 7, 2016 For Immediate Release New pipelines from the Alberta to tidewater would do nothing to help Canada’s oil industry cope with low oil prices. Contrary to assertions made by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers today and Natural Resources Minister Carr on Tuesday in interviews, there is no longer a sound economic argument … Read More

Nobel Laureates call for Arctic protection

March 14, 2016By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News

Nobel Peace Laureates have added their voices to the call to permanently protect the Arctic from oil and gas exploration and production. In a letter sent today to members of the Arctic Council, the signatories point out that, “nations who share borders in this remarkable region also share an obligation to protect it…both by tackling … Read More

Unpacking the U.S.-Canada joint statement on climate, energy, and Arctic leadership

March 10, 2016By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News 3 Comments

Quick out of the gates this morning, Canada and the U.S. released their joint statement on climate, energy and Arctic leadership in the midst of Prime Minister Trudeau’s official Washington visit. Finding themselves on similar pages when it comes to the need for action on climate, Trudeau and Obama used the opportunity to focus on … Read More