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Oil's Survival of the Fittest

James Stafford | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
James Stafford

With crude oil prices collapsing and small American oil producers faced with grim choices for survival, the Darwinian nature of commodity market cycle...

Will Canada Adopt Sturdier Oil-By-Rail Cars?

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

OTTAWA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will recommend sturdier tank cars for carrying crude oil by rail, after examini...

Canadian Pipeline Incidents Have Doubled In The Past Decade

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Oct 28 (Reuters) - The rate of safety-related incidents on federally regulated pipelines in Canada doubled over the last decade, while the rate of r...

The Expansion of the Dirtiest Fuel on the Planet Hinges on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Climate change is already threatening our communities with extreme weather and costly damages. Fortunately President Obama has the power to stop a major source of global warming pollution from spreading: tar sands oil.

How Big is Canada's Oil Subsidy to the U.S.?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Before rushing ahead to double oil sands production -- and sending billions more in de facto energy subsidies to U.S. refiners -- Canadians may be better off if producers figure out how to capture more value from what they're already digging out of the ground.

Keystone XL, 'I Drink Your Milkshake,' and Climate Change

Daniel Kessler | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Want to know how the Keystone XL will drive up climate emissions? Just ask the banks that are needed to fund dirty tar sands pipeline projects.

Curtain Closing on Canadian Crude

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Shell announced plans to expand its oil sands operations in Alberta province by as much as 90,000 bpd and said similar efforts were under way to make the country's western coast a major export hub for liquefied natural gas.

What on Earth Is Happening to Canada? Answer: Black Out Speak Out

Michael Marx | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

June 4 is a day of protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attack on civil society organizations including labor, environment, immigration, and students. Over 13,000 Canadian websites will be blacked out in protest.

Canada's Tar Sands Battle With Europe

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

By Barbara Lewis, David Ljunggren and Jeffrey Jones BRUSSELS/OTTAWA, May 10 (Reuters) - There's a science to using science. ...

Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The bill is meant to improve the prospects for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would snake its way 1,711 miles from Canada to Texas to take tar sands crude oil to Gulf coast refineries.