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Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Alberta and Ottawa said to agree to cuts in environmental monitoring

In a move certain to anger environmentalists and many First Nations, Alberta and Ottawa have reportedly reached an agreement that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the the province’s oilsands. Some Indigenous leaders in the Northwest Territories and northern »

Economy, Indigenous

First Nation groups vie for control of controversial pipeline

A number of Indigenous groups have expressed strong interest in acquiring a controlling stake in a controversial oil pipeline expansion project in western Canada that has faced strong criticism from environmental activists and some Indigenous communities along its path. An »


Oil giant Devon Energy set to depart Alberta

As a new study shows Alberta’s government increasing its subsidies to the fossil fuel sector, an American-based energy company says its pulling out of the province’s oilsands. A report released today by Environmental Defence and the International Institute for Sustainable »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Liberals hold emergency cabinet meeting to save pipeline expansion

The Liberal government held an emergency cabinet meeting Tuesday to come up with a strategy to deal with an escalating battle between British Columbia and Alberta over the future of a controversial pipeline to pump oil from Alberta’s oilsands to »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Trudeau reiterates support for Kinder Morgan pipeline project

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his support for the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline to bring oil from Alberta’s tar sands to shipping terminals in British Columbia, which faces new hurdles as a newly founded coalition of provincial New »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Indigenous community voices support for oil development

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has been vehemently opposed by many Indigenous groups in Canada, but there are also Aboriginal voices that strongly support the oilpatch. Chief Jim Boucher, from Fort McKay in northeastern Alberta, is one of them. His community »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics

New study not good news for oilsands supporters

An new report delivers a damning assessment of the ill-effects of pollution from Alberta oilsands projects. The study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, says the oilsands are one of the largest sources of organic aerosol air pollution in North »