Conference: Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture September 6-8, 2012 / Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta Keynote Speakers: Ursula Biemann, (video artist, Switzerland) Warren Cariou, (University of Manitoba) Allan Stoekl, (Penn State University) Petrocultures will bring together scholars, writers, filmmakers and artists from around the world who are engaged in an exploration of the social and cultural […] Continue reading Conference: Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture
This is not a protest, but a way to help heal what has been destroyed and to give each other the spiritual strength to carry on. Continue reading A Healing Walk past toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray
Major European investment funds and banks spoke out last week against Statoil’s contentious presence in the Alberta tar sands by supporting a motion at the company’s AGM in Norway and citing economic and sustainability concerns. Continue reading European investors question Statoil’s stake in Alberta’s tar sands
Edmonton – Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel. Continue reading Groups call for removal of Bruce Carson from Tar Sands panel
Toronto — Oil and state are a perfect match on Valentine’s Day, suggests a new video released today by Greenpeace. Continue reading Greenpeace video depicts oil-based love for Peter Kent
It’s no secret that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have designed their environmental policy to fit a full-speed-ahead exploitation of Alberta’s tar sands. It’s important, therefore, to have an understanding of the industry’s environmental impact. Andrew Nikiforuk’s award-winning Tar Sands offers precisely that.
First, “oil sands” is a misnomer. The resource is actually a mixture of sand and clay that contains a small percentage of bitumen – a sticky concoction of hydrocarbons that also contains sulfur, nitrogen and heavy metals. Energy companies scour vast reaches of the … [Click here to read more!] Continue reading Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
September 15, 2009 — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statements in response to Shell’s media … Continue reading Pembina Reacts: Shell Press Release Misleading
Sierra Club of Canada welcomes the report released today from the Alberta Government convened multi-stakeholder committee on a vision for … Continue reading Welcome Vision for Provincial Oil Sands Strategy
The Conservative government Continue reading Secret deal compromises Canada
Thursday at lunchtime, it’s 4 Celsius outside Robert Mansell’s office at the University of Calgary, right in line with the balmy January temperatures straight across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax.