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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.
Environmental organizations that oppose tar sands expansion have become the subject of rigorous audits that could force some to shut their doors.
Story updated on Feb. 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to include comment from the Canada Revenue Agency. In...
Feb 14, 2014 | Read More
Green groups have often touted that their network of anti-Keystone XL supporters is millions strong—will they turn up to voice their opposition?
With the Obama administration heading into the endgame on the Keystone XL decision, now comes the...
Feb 10, 2014 | Read More
A landowner-turned-activist in Michigan captures a pipeline construction accident on video, and fearing damage, gets Enbridge to replace the pipe.
The view from David Gallagher's porch window should have been bucolic on that January evening. In...
Jan 21, 2014 | Read More
ANALYSIS: The realities of the oil market make it clear that even if the Keystone and similar pipelines were operating, they would not be supplanting rail.
A rash of explosive accidents involving oil-bearing trains has led to a surprising number of...
Jan 17, 2014 | Read More
Pegasus pipeline
After nine months, there's still no discussion of what actually caused the Pegasus pipeline to split apart and spill oil across an Ark. community.
ExxonMobil has landed a new deadline extension for telling regulators how it plans to safely...
Jan 7, 2014 | Read More
Lure of greater profits from global markets on collision course with national security goal of keeping supplies at home and protecting domestic gas prices.
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil company executives and others closed...
Jan 6, 2014 | Read More
Exxon's burst Pegasus pipeline
Several other major pipelines intended to transport diluted bitumen from Canada's tar sands could be affected by the Pegasus outcome.
Industry analysts and others who have wondered whether ExxonMobil will restart the broken Pegasus...
Jan 2, 2014 | Read More
After years of silence, the climate conversation is now happening on many levels—from the White House to Wall Street and classrooms to the streets.
Frustrated by years of waiting on politicians to reduce American dependence on climate-changing...
Dec 30, 2013 | Read More
Mayflower, Arkansas
The Arkansas spill shone a spotlight on the dangers hiding in existing pipelines. It also reignited the debate over the proposed Keystone XL.
When a 65-year-old ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured on March 29 and spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in...
Dec 24, 2013 | Read More
Michigan dilbit spill
It could be 2018 before officials are able to assess the environmental damage done to the Kalamazoo River from Enbridge's 2010 pipeline spill.
Little evidence remains of the chaotic scramble to stop the massive oil spill that fouled Michigan'...
Dec 23, 2013 | Read More