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Junk Science Week: Scientists love calling the oil sands effects 'toxic,' but their evidence shows no such thing

By Warren Kindzierski

Three recent University of Alberta studies by Professor Bill Shotyk reported in the Edmonton Journal suggest that chemical contaminants in the Athabasca River around oilsands “may be overstated, with levels of metals vanishingly small.” That conclusion lit up the world of toxic-chemical alarmism. 653 more words

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Trudeau reaffirms support for Kinder Morgan pipeline, Notley says

Premier Rachel Notley says she’s confident that Ottawa is fully behind the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as it faces fierce opposition in British Columbia. 649 more words


Braid: A glimmer of light in Andrew Weaver's pipeline stance

B.C. Premier Christy Clark now has a shiny new cabinet. It’s expected to last no more than two weeks before the NDP and Greens kick her Liberals out of office. 776 more words

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Lingering oilpatch struggles evident at Global Petroleum Show

While Canadian drillers, frackers and other oilfield service companies have started rehiring workers and restarting shelved equipment after a prolonged rout, marketing budgets in the sector appear to remain depressed. 442 more words


Dachis: Blocking pipeline will make it harder to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

By Ben Dachis

Last week, politicians made it harder for Canada to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

Think I’m talking about Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement? 594 more words


Federal government's 'minds are open' for Chinese investment in oilsands, Jim Carr says

CALGARY — The Canadian government is inviting Chinese investment in its oilsands sector, Canada Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Thursday, following a torrid six months in which US$22.5 billion in foreign capital fled the embattled sector. 355 more words


After oilsands divestments, Shell Canada refocuses on gas, chemicals and renewables

CALGARY – Shell Canada Ltd. will soon announce a project to turn vegetable products into diesel fuel in Alberta, as part of the company’s transition to produce less oil and more energy from natural gas, renewables and chemicals. 544 more words