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Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
2015-10-21
The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
Policy guru says sustainable development of the Oil Sands will provide half US energy needs for 100 years
2009-01-22
DonFenton.com
Policy guru says sustainable development of the Oil Sands will provide half US energy needs for 100 years Toronto, January 22, 2009 - Satya Das, strategic advisor to oil companies, government, and en...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
2015-04-05
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...

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Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
Sources News Release
Article
2015
The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
Drawing a line in the tar sands
A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
D'Archy, Stephen; Black, Toban; Weis, Tony; Russel, Joshua Kahn
Article
2014
cliamteandcapitalism.com
The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the pl...
The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
Deranger, Eriel
Article
2015
Red Pepper
Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
Hard work, high pay in tar sands "hell"
Wood, Linda Solomon
Article
2013
Vancouver Observer
One man's life in the tar sands, as told to a stranger in a conversation on a plane.
How the Tar Sands Threaten Canada's Economic Fate
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2010
The Tyee
The $200-billion tar sands energy mega-project has not only changed Canada's economic life but also diminished the nation's economic diversity and resilience.
New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
A Socialist in Canada
A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the ...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don't Want You to Know
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2010
The Tyee
Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew.
Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2016
The Tyee
On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has an...

Sources Bookshelf

A Line in the Tar Sands
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Book
2014
The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontl...
Nobody's Fuel
Energy supply is more important than climate change
Lightfoot, H. Douglas
DVD
2006
Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...


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