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Wed, 2008-01-16 20:27Kevin Grandia
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Alberta Premier's "Mythical" Tar Sands Tour Attacked By Polar Bear - and a few facts

Stelmach in DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach was in Washington, DC today hyping his province's vast reserves of oil-soaked tar sand. Not everyone was applauding Stelmach, and rightly so.

Thu, 2008-01-10 13:13Terrance Berg
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New report: Alberta Tar Sand Companies Undermining Our Environment

A survey released today by the Alberta-based Pembina Institute and the World Wildlife Fund finds that companies involved in the development of the Alberta tar sands are seriously lacking when it comes to protecting our environment.

Tar sand companies were invited to respond to a survey based on 20 different environmental indicators in five categories: environmental management, land impacts, air pollution, water use and management of greenhouse gases.

The results are embarrassing and Canadians should be outraged that so much profit is being made with so little concern for the impact it's having on our environment.
Fri, 2007-12-07 15:21Mitchell Anderson
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Carbon Prohibition Hurts PM Harper's Backyard Distillery

If you owned a distillery, you would probably not be in favor of prohibition.
 
So it is little wonder why Harper is apposed to binding emission targets at the UN climate negotiations in Bali.
 
Harper’s adopted province of Alberta is home to the second largest oil reserves in the world, and the good times are just starting to roll…
Mon, 2006-03-13 13:25Ross Gelbspan
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Are Tar Sands Hazardous to Our Health?

High illness rate near oilsands worrisome, says Alberta health official 

CBC News, March 10, 2006 

A medical examiner in Alberta wants to know why there are reports of serious illnesses, including a rare cancer, in a small First Nations community near the province's oilsands.  

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