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alberta oil sands

Initial cleanup of a 5-acre contaminated zone in the pipeline break area
Documents from the federal investigation into the largest spill of diluted bitumen in U.S. history point to the need for a more accurate accounting.
The 2010 pipeline spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River was far larger than the pipeline operator has...
Jun 11, 2012 | Read More
Oil sands upgrader
Adam Brandt, global expert on the carbon footprint of fuels, explains why oil sands' 20% greater greenhouse gas emissions are significant.
The debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline heated up again last week after the Congressional...
May 22, 2012 | Read More
Deatil: Koch Athabasca Leaseholds 2009
Long involvement in Canada's tar sands has been central to Koch Industries' evolution and positions the billionaire brothers for a new oil boom.
Over the last decade, Charles and David Koch have emerged into public view as billionaire...
May 10, 2012 | Read More
Ed Stelmach, the Premier of Alberta
U.S. watchdogs fear the plan could tilt the State Department to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
WASHINGTON—Any day now, the Alberta government is expected to release its final version of a long-...
Jul 21, 2011 | Read More
The Suncor Millennium Mine near the Athabasca River
Scientific study shows that levels of PAHs increased 41 percent in the decade from 1999 to 2010, as oil sands mining began booming
New scientific research has found increased levels of some carcinogenic chemicals linked to oil...
May 17, 2011 | Read More
Canadian regulators question the report, and TransCanada defends safety record, as a key U.S. senator endorses approval for the controversial pipeline
WASHINGTON—Environmental organizations are recommending that the U.S. State Department put a...
Feb 18, 2011 | Read More
Syncrude oil sands mining
Cutting steam from the mining process could slice emissions, but the new process may not be ready in time to matter
WASHINGTON—In their Canadian laboratories, engineering professors Murray Gray and Zhenghe Xu can...
Jan 24, 2011 | Read More
an oil pipeline in Alaska
TransCanada's first big advertising program drums up support for planned Keystone XL oil sands pipeline
Sailing smoothly toward approval just last spring, TransCanada's major new pipeline that would...
Jan 11, 2011 | Read More
mining equipment
A leading oil sands lender adopts policy language considered the gold standard for protecting rights of indigenous peoples, but is it just rhetoric?
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) — one of the world's biggest financiers of Canadian oil sands — has...
Jan 6, 2011 | Read More
Billboards go up in Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland and Denver; UK is next
Environmental groups launched an ad campaign today starkly portraying the mining of oil sands of...
Jul 14, 2010 | Read More