Posts in tar sands
- After the Canadian province of Alberta announced last week that it was establishing an “Oil Sands Advisory Group” (OSAG), to advise the government on the tar sands aspects of its Climate Leadership Plan it immediately caused an out-cry from opposition groups and some parts of the oil industry.
- The political and economic reverberations of last week’s Canadian court of appeal judgement against the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline are continuing.
- In a stunning victory for First Nations and environmentalists, a Canadian court has overturned the approval of the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline in Canada.
- Big Oil’s twilight could happen faster than many have predicted.
- Today’s decision does not mean the Kinder Morgan project will be built. The company faces an insurmountable wall of opposition in B.C.
- The fire that the locals call “the beast” is back with a vengeance. Last week, the wildfire that ravaged parts of the tar sands town of Fort McMurray in Alberta seemed to have done its worst. But in recent days it has returned and headed to the tar sands camps north of the town, travelling at around 30-40 metres per second.
- Fort McMurray, the capitol of the Canadian tar sands industry, was under a “mandatory evacuation order” last night as a massive uncontrolled wildfire engulfed the city, forcing some 60,000 residents to flee.
- At the beginning of last week, environmentalists celebrated when the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan, pulled the plug on its controversial natural gas pipeline which had been proposed through parts of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, called NorthEast Energy Direct.
- As the saying goes: the stone age did not end due to the lack of stones and the oil age will not end due to lack of oil. It will end due to climate change and the coming clean energy revolution.
- 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...
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