Oil Sands



“Bill Nye Calls Alberta Oilsands ‘Depressive'” (The Huffington Post Alberta)

Michelle Butterfield (The Huffington Post Alberta): Bill Nye (yes, The Science Guy) went on an aerial tour of the Alberta oilsands, and has nothing good to say about what he saw. In an interview with…



“It’s possible to expand oil sands and reduce emissions: Mulcair”

Giuseppe Valiante (The Canadian Press): “It’s possible” to develop and increase production of the oil sands while being serious about greenhouse gas reduction, the NDP leader said. “You have to put in place that sustainable…


“Revealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy” (The Guardian)

Martin Lukacs (The Guardian): In its 2013 budget, the government invested $30 million over two years on public relations advertising and domestic and international ‘outreach activities’ to promote Alberta’s tar sands.The outreach activities, which cost…


“Will voters get the oil sands debate they deserve?” (The Globe and Mail)

Margaret Wente (The Globe and Mail): “The really inconvenient thing about Ms. McQuaig’s opinion is that she’s right. In the short term – say, the next 20 or 30 or 40 years – there is…