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The Alberta tar sands
industry -- and the governments that depend on tar sands
tax revenues -- are facing an increasingly pressing problem: How to get the growing flow of oil sands
bitumen to market. And with proposed pipeline
s to the south, ...
A decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline
to be built in the U.S. could come at any time, but there are myriad other projects on the table designed to do exactly what Keystone XL was designed to do: transport Canadian tar sands
The Obama administration is under pressure from Congress to decide on the fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline
after the Senate approved a bill Thursday that would greenlight the pipeline
's construction. A final bill could land on President Obama's ...
Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands
suffered a significant setback on Friday when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline
project because of environmental shortcomings.
In a strongly worded ...
The North American anti-pipeline movement just received a significant injection of financial and psychological energy, and it started with a book award. On Sunday, 24-year-old Quebecois activist and author Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois donated a ...
TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline
, has teamed up with the world`s largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline
that`s entirely in Canada.
Greenpeace Canada obtained ...
Thwarted so far in its attempts to build the Keystone XL pipeline
to carry its Alberta tar sands
bitumen oil south across the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, the TransCanada Corporation has announced that it will submit an application "within weeks" ...
Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipeline
s in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to. It`ll be bigger than the Druzhba pipeline
, which ...
If it is ever built, the Keystone XL Pipeline
will exist for one reason: To move Canadian tar sands
oil from remote Alberta to refineries in Texas.
For the U.S., controversy over the tar sands
is about Keystone XL Pipeline
On June 17, the Canadian federal government announced its approval of a controversial pipeline
project that would transport crude oil extracted from tar sands
in Alberta to Kitimat, a port on the British Columbia coast. But a new court decision ...
There was little doubt the federal government would approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
project, regardless of public opposition or evidence presented against it. The prime minister indicated he wanted the pipeline
built before the ...
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the Northern Gateway pipeline
.This is not a huge shock. This is the man, after all, who called Barack Obama to personally register his displeasure over the president`s failure to approve ...
"We have drawn a line in the earth they cannot, and will not, cross," said Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.There will be no tar sands pipeline
.That is the message stressed by First Nations communities who say ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change ...
Western-based oil pipeline
projects have for several years generated opposition worthy of Hollywood dramas. This past March, for example, police arrested hundreds of Keystone XL protesters who had tied themselves to a White House fence in ...
Residents of British Columbia, Canada are pushing back against Enbridge`s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline
, a 731-mile twin pipeline
project that, if given final approval, would carry tar sands
oil from Alberta to Canada`s west ...
Residents of Kitimat on the Northern Coast of British Columbia are going to the polls Saturday for an unusual vote on the Northern Gateway
oil sands pipeline
, the climax of an election-style campaign between builder Enbridge Inc., representing ...
Keystone XL, a pipeline
proposal to pump Canadian oil sands
through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a "Plan B" to cut the United States out of ...
After countless marches, arrests, Congressional votes, and editorials, the five-and-a-half year battle over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
is nearing its end. If a recent ruling in Nebraska doesn`t delay the decision further, America ...
The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.
Since 2008, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has run a ...
In both the United States and Canada, activism against tar sands
s and climate change has soared in recent years.
But while President Obama has encouraged citizens to "stand up and speak up" to demand change on energy, Canadian ...
The greening of American energy is both real and profound. Since President Obama took office, the nation's solar capacity has increased more than tenfold. Wind power has more than doubled, to 60,000 megawatts -- enough to power nearly 20 million ...
The State Department's long-awaited environmental review of Keystone XL on Friday sparked cautious optimism on both sides of the contentious pipeline
debate, underscoring the public pressure facing the Obama administration before midterm ...
Back in spring 2012, while walking in the deep woods of northern Ontario, Sonny Gagnon stumbled across a collection of surveying equipment among the towering spruce trees. Gagnon is chief of the Aroland aboriginal tribe, a band of 450 people ...
Inside a ceremonial longhouse in northern Oregon last September, the sun's rays spilling between the high-peaked beams, Davis Yellowash Washines was seated in full ceremonial dress -- yellow headband, red sash, beaded shoes. A rawhide drum rested ...