Alberta

Wood bison are threatened by tar sands extraction.  Photo Credit USFWS.

Canada Fails to Protect Wood Bison Herd from Tar Sands

As we await the President’s anticipated rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, new information on iconic wood bison further demonstrates how tar sands oil harms wildlife every step of the way. In …

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Five Things to Know about the Tar Sands Threat to American Birds

Tar sands—a mixture of sand, clay and water from which a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum, called bitumen, can be extracted—underlie more than 54,000 square miles of northeastern …

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Tar Sands Exposed Tour Shows Human, Environmental Cost of Dirty Fuel

The contrast of images is stark, startling.  Scenes of majestic beauty untouched by the hands of people and scraped earth scraped made toxic and lifeless.  Images of the earth’s bounty; …

Alberta places wildlife at further risk with tar sands wetlands exemption

The continuing wildlife crisis in Canada’s boreal forest just got worst as the Alberta government, after 8 years of delays, released a wetlands policy that gives 195 destructive tar sands …

Stir and sniff tar sands in the Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Alexis Bonogofsky

Scratch and Sniff Tar Sands

(Graphic courtesy of Communicopia)

Need to Avoid Oil Spill Danger? Draw Your Own Fake…

A Great Blue Heron caught in Enbridge's Kalamazoo River oil spill (photo: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)

Enbridge, Inc.: Spilling Oil All The Way To The Bank

Oil coats a fish killed by a recent pipeline rupture in northwest Alberta (photo: Mike Hudema)

Another Major Oil Spill in Alberta: Regrets, Pollution, and Big Money Collide Again

There’s a point when accidents start getting so routine that they stop being “accidents” and become something else entirely. A second major oil spill in Alberta has put communities and wildlife at risk, but the calls for dangerous tar sands pipelines remain as strong as ever.

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Alberta Oil Spill: 924,000 Gallons and Rising

A major oil pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada has dealt another painful blow in the fight against reckless development.

Dogs Among Latest Victims of Tar Sands Poison

One day last February, a man opened the front door of his cabin in Alberta, Canada, to find his dog looking quite ill. Seeing that two of his other dogs …

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