Tar Sands Database

This database is a collection of hundreds of documents gathered through various channels including Access to Information legislation, in depth research, media articles, speeches, official government letters,  and presentations related to our research for the Tar Sands Long Shadow: Canadian Government efforts to kill clean energy policy abroad. This database will continue to grow as more research is compiled.

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EU at stalemate on Canada’s oilsands ranking

European Union officials are at a stalemate after voting on whether to classify Canada’s oilsands crude as more harmful to the environment than other fuels — a proposal that Canada …

Enbridge announces $7B Line 3 rebuild, largest project in company history

By Heather Libby

In its largest capital project in history, Enbridge plans to do what Transcanada so far can’t — ship more than half a million barrels of heavy oil …

Aboriginal rights a threat to Canada’s resource agenda, documents reveal

By Martin Lukacs

The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.

Since 2008, the Ministry …

Keystone XL protesters arrested at White House

The Associated

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Peter Mansbridge Was Paid By Oil And Gas Lobby For Speech

CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge was paid by a top oil and gas industry group to give a speech on energy, raising new questions about the broadcaster’s conflict of interest policies …

Is he missing the point? Rex Muphy’s oil sands speeches defended

The Huffington Post Alberta

Rex Murphy just doesn’t get it.

That’s how iPolitics columnist Andrew Mitrovica sees the CBC pundit’s self-defense amid a controversy over his support of the oilsands.…

Enbridge Line 9: W5 uncovers unreported spills, alarming communities along 830-km pipe

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An aging Enbridge pipeline that runs across Ontario has had at least 35 spills — far more than reported to federal regulators — but many municipalities along

Our Nation, Their Interest

Report-ForestEthics-OurNation

A new report by Environmental Defence and ForestEthics called “Our Nation, Their Interest: The Case Against the Northern Gateway Pipeline and Tanker Project” was released today as part of a …

We should assess new pipelines like the Americans do

Clare Demerse

Over the last few months, debates about pipelines have become a staple of the news in Canada. Indeed, pipelines have become the main pretext for our conversations about …