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It’s necessary to team up with dictators, oil sands firm says (in Environment)

The CEO of French energy giant Total, a major Alberta oil sands investor, sees no problem making deals with dictators and corrupt regimes, so long as the oil and gas keeps flowing.
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It’s necessary to team up with dictators, oil sands firm says (in Environment)

The CEO of French energy giant Total, a major Alberta oil sands investor, sees no problem making deals with dictators and corrupt regimes, so long as the oil

Oil sands megaloads edge closer to approval (in Environment)

A new state decision adds momentum to plans by Imperial Oil to move 200 modules the size of skyscrapers along a historic stretch of Idaho highway and onward

Alberta’s oil reserves demoted to world’s third largest? (in Labour + Industry)

Alberta’s oil sands, considered for years the second biggest oil reserves on Earth after Saudi Arabia’s, may be bumped down a notch.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez laid claim to

Enbridge oil spill could cost Canadians billions: report (in Environment)

Canadian taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars in clean-up and compensation costs if an oil tanker crashed on the west coast, suggests a report

Stephen Harper calls oil sands ‘ethical’ (in Federal Politics)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended the Alberta oil sands Friday as an “ethical” source of energy that creates important job growth.

His remarks are essentially identical to those

Cancun talks got 10 seconds of airtime on big US networks: report (in Media)

Cancun climate negotiations received ten seconds of combined media coverage from the three major U.S. news networks, according to a recent report.

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Liberal MP tables new attempt at BC tanker ban (in Federal Politics)

Federal opposition parties passed a non-binding resolution banning crude oil tanker traffic on B.C.’s north coast last week. Now a private member’s bill aims to move beyond symbolism.

Enbridge pipeline spill made hundreds sick: report (in Environment)

Oil sands crude gushing from Enbridge’s ruptured Michigan pipeline this summer made hundreds of people sick, a new report reveals.

Alberta helped stop Maryland climate bill: Premier Stelmach (in Environment)

The Alberta government helped block global warming legislation in the state of Maryland, according to Premier Ed Stelmach. But the actual author of that legislation isn't so sure.

Ethical Oil author lobbied for big tobacco company (in Environment)

The author of a controversial book promoting Alberta’s oil sands is a former tobacco lobbyist, records show.

Wikileaks: Obama briefed on oil sands’ ‘environmental footprint’ (in Environment)

American President Barack Obama received a confidential heads-up about Alberta’s oil sands industry before his first visit to Canada, a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks reveals.

61 First Nations ally to oppose Enbridge pipeline (in Environment)

Sixty-one First Nations groups across the B.C. interior have officially declared their opposition to Enbridge’s west coast pipeline plans.

“This is yet another legal and political nail in the

Prestigious journal calls oil sands an ‘environmentalist’s nightmare’ (in Environment)

The prestigious scientific journal Nature is urging scientists to speak out against the environmental impacts of Alberta’s oil sands.

Canada trying ‘to kill’ global warming laws: report (in Environment)

Canada and the Alberta government are engaged in an international campaign on behalf of the oil sands industry to weaken global warming laws, a recent report argues.

Alberta union afraid of oil sands firm, fired worker claims (in Labour + Industry)

A recently fired Alberta oil sands electrician says his union has yielded to one of Canada’s largest energy producers.

“This is a very clear, basic violation of a number

Minister fears Alberta’s oil sands will become global climate pariah (in Environment)

Alberta risks a massive global backlash to its fossil fuel industry if European Union policymakers enact restrictions on oil sands fuel, a provincial minister said Monday.

No GHG exemptions for oil sands: Environment Minister (in Environment)

Alberta’s oil sands industry must live up to Canada’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, the federal environment minister said Friday.

Set limits on oil sands water use: DFO report (in Environment)

Without clear limits on water use, oil sands operations could damage aquatic life in northern Alberta, a federal government agency has concluded.

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