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Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands during pandemic

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta., September 17, 2014. Todd Korol/Reuters Carol Scott The Canadian Press Published May 14, 2020 The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of … Continue reading

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Alberta to rewrite oil sands tailings ponds regulations

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. Alberta’s toxic tailings ponds have become an emblem of what critics view as the energy industry’s disregard for the environment. © … Continue reading

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Alberta asking Feds for more funds to deal with orphaned well cleanup

Old, unproductive oil and gas wells could cost up to $70B to clean up, says new report ‘The mess continues to grow,’ says landowner stuck with abandoned well Kyle Bakx – CBC News — Hustle in the oil patch: Inside … Continue reading

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Large Alberta oilsands mine in public interest despite ‘significant adverse’ effects: panel

ENVIRONMENT July 25, 2019 By Lauren Krugel The Canadian Press An oil worker holds raw sand bitumen near Fort McMurray, on July 9, 2008. An oil worker holds raw sand bitumen near Fort McMurray, on July 9, 2008. THE CANADIAN … Continue reading

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NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RULES WILL ALLOW ‘INEVITABLE’ RELEASE OF ‘TREATED’ WASTE WATER FROM TOXIC TAR SANDS TAILINGS

FULL STORY: GLOBE AND MAIL @GLOBEANDMAIL Ottawa, Alberta eye looser rules for releasing oil-sands wastewater JEFF LEWIS ENVIRONMENT REPORTER PUBLISHED MAY 20, 2019 UPDATED MAY 20, 2019 @JEFFALEWIS1 Wikipedia — Commentary If the toxic tailings are dried and water treated … Continue reading

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Canada divided on climate and not leading by example

July 18 2018 Concerning article from the Globe and Mail below and other sources who are generally more reputable than many in the media. Many conservative minded folks are seeing climate change as a hoax or exaggerated to push carbon … Continue reading

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Alberta’s power grid to get green boost as auction bidders revealed – Globe and Mail

A ranch house sits below a wind farm generating electricity in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek, Alta. TODD KOROL/REUTERS https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-shift-to-renewable-energy-gathers-steam/article37283971/ Related Reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and accelerate the shift Wind and … Continue reading

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