Canadian tar sands controversy

“¢ The oil sands provide Canada with a relatively secure source of energy. While Canada’s oil supply isn’t unlimited, Canadian reserves are the second-largest on the planet. “¢ The oil sands have spurred massive economic growth in Alberta.

The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The oil sands give Alberta the third largest reserves in the world, but extracting the oil is energy-intensive and destructive to the landscape. Recent star-studded rallies in front of the White House and the Canadian Parliament protest the building of the Keystone XL, an oil pipeline connecting Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Considered a strategic element of U.S. energy policy, this pipeline is expected to generate billions of dollars and provides thousands of jobs for Americans and Canadians. A Canadian mining giant has withdrawn plans for a massive C$20.6bn ($15.7bn) tar sands mine, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve the controversial project. A Pipeline Controversy Explained: Is Washington Now in the Tar Sands Crosshairs? It seems likely that the Canadian province of Alberta—home to a massive tar sands industry that produces some of the globe’s dirtiest and most polluting oil —has put the Pacific Northwest in its crosshairs. The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s largest sources of climate pollution and America’s biggest source of imported oil. And they may be about to go bust. Canada’s oil sands, also known as tar sands, are the world’s fourth-largest reserve of crude oil. The Canadian government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion) to buy Kinder Morgan's existing Trans Mountain pipeline and its controversial expansion project that will triple the amount of tar sands transported from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia.

Tar sands (also known as oil sands) are a mixture of mostly sand, clay, water, and a thick, molasses-like substance called bitumen. Bitumen is made of hydrocarbons—the same molecules in liquid oil—and is used to produce gasoline and other petroleum products.

31 Dec 2015 Dredging up oil from under Canada's boreal forest and piping it through the By 2004, Canadian production of tar sands oil had reached one million Yes, Trump has green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. 13 Aug 2015 Yes, Trump has green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But Nebraska's got a slew of public hearings on the calendar, and legal  12 Jan 2017 Canada's oil sands, also known as tar sands, are the world's And with the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline under construction, Canada  7 Jun 2018 Its tar sands make Alberta one of the most polluting areas of the industrialized world. According to the Canadian government, Alberta already 

A Canadian mining giant has withdrawn plans for a massive C$20.6bn ($15.7bn) tar sands mine, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve the controversial project.

13 Aug 2015 Yes, Trump has green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But Nebraska's got a slew of public hearings on the calendar, and legal  12 Jan 2017 Canada's oil sands, also known as tar sands, are the world's And with the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline under construction, Canada  7 Jun 2018 Its tar sands make Alberta one of the most polluting areas of the industrialized world. According to the Canadian government, Alberta already  1 Jun 2018 Canada's climate commitments rely on support from Alberta, home of the tar sands. billion and pressing ahead with controversial plans to expand it. The project is seen as critical to the growth of Canada's tar sands industry, 

The Canadian government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion) to buy Kinder Morgan's existing Trans Mountain pipeline and its controversial expansion project that will triple the amount of tar sands transported from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia.

6 Oct 2011 Buried deep below Canada's boreal forest, the Athabasca oil sands of Canada hold at least 170 billion barrels of oil, the world's 3rd largest oil 

“¢ The oil sands provide Canada with a relatively secure source of energy. While Canada’s oil supply isn’t unlimited, Canadian reserves are the second-largest on the planet. “¢ The oil sands have spurred massive economic growth in Alberta.

24 Feb 2020 MONTREAL - Canada's Teck Resources said Sunday it had withdrawn its application to develop a giant oil sands mine in western Alberta,  The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands [Chris Turner] on of history, context and science surrounding the tar sands controversy, and, Chris Turner is an award-winning author and one of Canada's leading voices on  

24 Feb 2020 Canadian miner Teck Resources announced it will drop plans for its controversial Frontier oil sands project in Alberta, Canada. The project  Over the past five years, production at Canada's oil sands has reached about 1.3 A good deal of the controversy about oil sands development centers around