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Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of 350.org)

Another Big Loss for Tar Sands: British Columbia Rejects Northern Gateway

5/31/2013 // By Miles Grant

In a major victory for conservationists, the British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. While the rejection isn’t necessarily the end of the road for the proposal, it puts up a huge new obstacle to […] Read more >

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

3/14/2013 // By Beth Wallace

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. This is according to an industry backed study conducted in […] Read more >

Tar sands refining complex in Alberta, Canada (Photo: Kris Krug)

Keystone XL Review Fails the Climate Test

3/1/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

The US State Department takes a huge step backward on the controversial project, leaving President Obama as our last, best hope for confronting the climate crisis. Read more >

(Graphic courtesy of Communicopia)

Need to Avoid Oil Spill Danger? Draw Your Own Fake Map!

8/16/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A major oil industry player is in hot water again, this time for an advertisement that appears to re-write the geography books. Enbridge Incorporated, which is at the center of intense debates in both Canada and the US over its […] Read more >

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An Artist’s Take: Tar Sands and Canada’s War on Mother Nature

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands development threatens iconic species like gray wolves and caribou, and puts humans in harm’s way. In her new visual essay, Canadian artist Franke James tackles a question that’s being hotly debated on both sides of the border: What are we willing to risk for the sake of oil industry profits? Read more >

Brains? Or dirty oil money? Seems like Big Oil lobbyists are hungry for both. (Photo: Daniel Hollister/flickr)

Beyond the Zombie Pipeline – What’s Next For Dirty Tar Sands?

2/1/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Keystone XL — the zombie pipeline — just won’t stay dead. But while KXL has gotten the most attention, there are other major projects in the works to pump dirty tar sands into the outrageously profitable global oil market. Read more >