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Alberta Oil Sands

Jared Gilmour

Investors Might Want To Think Twice About The Promise Of Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

The Keystone XL pipeline could encourage risky investments in the Alberta oil sands, according to a report released Monday by a climate change think t...

Why An Oil Company Is Being Forced To Drain A Lake

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd has been ordered to drain a lake on the site of its northern Alberta oil sands ...

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

Lynne Peeples

Activist Issues Warning On Keystone XL Refineries

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green

The stacks stand some 60 yards tall, yet the "heavy smoke and soot" they spew still fills the streets and playgrounds of Port Arthur, Texas, a local r...

Lynne Peeples

A Line In The Oil Sands: 'By Gosh, Isn't Our Health Worth More Than Any Damn OIl?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Raymond Ladouceur remembers when he could dip a cup into the Athabasca River for a drink. He remembers when the trout and muskrats were plentiful -- a...

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.

Oil Giant Citgo Criminally Convicted in Bird Deaths (remind you of something?)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Here's a rule of thumb: if something is so toxic that birds die when they land on it, it's probably a good idea to put a cover on it.

Latest Tar Sands Pipeline Spill Destroys Waterway, Livelihoods in Alberta, Canada

Michael Marx | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

This spill is just the latest from Plains Midstream Canada; the company had another massive 28,000-gallon oil spill only last year. And that's just one oil company. We can do better than this -- Canada, the U.S., and beyond. We can all do better than oil.

WATCH: Joshua Jackson On 'The Dirtiest Oil On Earth'

Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

A new video from the Sierra Club, featuring actor Joshua Jackson, suggests that the oil from Canada's tar sands might not be in Americans' best intere...

Lynne Peeples

Are Rapidly Expanding Coal And Oil Sands Exports To Asia Raising Risks Of Another Major U.S. Oil Spill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

Like many residents of the San Juan Islands, Johannes Krieger's livelihood is inextricably tied to the sea. He runs kayak and whale-watching tours her...

Keystone Pipeline: Gift Horse or Threat to America

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Nigel Barber

Whatever decision is reached on the pipeline, we need to balance both sides of the debate in a mature way. Yet that may not happen. We are likely to get politics as usual.

Keystone as a Political Barometer

Chris Ladd | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Keystone opposition is not about global warming or protecting the environment. The debate over Keystone is a barometer of how difficult it has become for Americans to address any political issue in a rational manner.

Asia's Largest Oil And Gas Company Buys Full Stake In Canada Oil Sands Project

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

TORONTO -- PetroChina, Asia's largest oil and gas company, is buying the 40 percent interest it didn't own in the MacKay River oil sands project in Ca...

Nation Energy Investments Sell Us Short

Jigar Shah | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Entrepreneurs are equipped to grow the business models to deploy solutions to our global energy needs. Nations like the U.S. and Canada are inept investors and entrepreneurs. But they do set the tone and attitude of their nation.

EU Commission Defends Proposal To Label Oil Sands Fuel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

The European Union's climate commissioner announced this week that the EU's plans to label all fuel produced from oil sands as "highly polluting" are ...

China Eyes Canada's Oil Sands

AP | By ROB GILLIES | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

CALGARY, Alberta -- In the northern reaches of Alberta lies a vast reserve of oil that the U.S. views as a pillar of its future energy needs. China, ...

WATCH James Cameron On Canada Oil Sands: 'Time To Put The Brakes On It'

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this clip, James Cameron, director of "Avatar," speaks to MSNBC via Skype about his thoughts on his trip to get a first-hand glimpse of the controv...

Oil Sands: Canada's Infamous Dirty Energy Extraction Coming To U.S.

The Huffington Post | Travis Donovan | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

The extraction of oil from the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada has been a source of immense controversy as production continues to expand. The...

Think You Know Alberta Canada?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Thinking of visiting Alberta, Canada? Think again. Take the pledge not to visit Alberta and tell your friends and family to do the same....

Canadian Oil Lobby Trying to Kill U.S. Clean Energy Policy

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who knew the tentacles of the Canadian oil lobby could reach all the way down to Washington, D.C.? And who knew they were so powerful?