The term oil sands was invented by public relations flacks, to divert attention from just how dirty the Alberta bitumen deposits are. Andrew Nikiforuk explains why tar sands is the right name.
Video of meeting to protest Enbridge’s tar sand pipeline, organized by Toronto East End Against Line 9, August 25, 2013
Oil-by-rail should be banned for safety reasons, but the explosion also adds to the argument for an urgent, emergency shift away from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
Environmental group finds carcinogen levels in Chaudiere River are now are nearly 400,000 times higher than the legal limit.
The US government report that minimized pipeline environmental impact was drafted by consultants who also work for TransCanada and the American Petroleum Institute.
TransCanada wants to pump tar sands crude through this pipeline
Stop the Energy East pipeline
“Oil companies do not operate for the purpose of producing oil. They operate for the purpose of producing maximum profit. To solve the energy crisis, we have to reorganize our economic system.”
The catastrophe at Lac-Mégantic is not an isolated or technical problem. It poses the need for social mobilisation aimed at ecological transition and liberation from unscrupulous big business and its accomplices in the Canadian State.
Two articles identify the root cause of Canada’s worst train disaster: a system that always puts profit before people.
The CEO of ExxonMobil CEO get $35 million a year for saying things like this
It’s the biggest crime in history. Big Oil is deliberately making Earth uninhabitable, and getting rich doing it.
Oil company lobbyist named chair of Energy Regulator; Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation demands resignation
An anonymous whistleblower has provided evidence that BP was warned in advance about the safety risks of attempting to cover up its leaking oil.
The pipeline apologists contradict the laws of physics and economics. There are no more mixed messages, just catastrophe after catastrophe.
Greenpeace explains why the petro-giant’s Arctic adventure is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.
A short video that clearly states the simple truth
After repeatedly failing to overturn the $19 billion judgment for destroying rain forest, Chevron is now trying to hide its vast wealth in international subsidiaries.
If we don’t shut down the Alberta Tar Sands, the world is cooked.
Northern Gateway plan: ship oil through an active earthquake zone