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  • Red Deer River Oil Spill

    About 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Red Deer River after a pipeline broke in Jackson Creek. The oil coated the banks of Jackson Creek and the Red Deer River for more than sixteen miles before reaching the Gleniffer Reservoir, where it is being contained with multiple booms. More

  • Alberta Tar Sands Project

    The Alberta Tar Sands Project is in the U.S. news a lot these days. As a U.S. citizen, I’m usually focused on the potential effects of the Keystone XL pipeline contaminating aquifers and soil. This TEDx video shows the effects on Canada. The Alberta Tar Sands is basically just a huge strip mine that goes on as far as the eye can see. More

  • Book Review: Andrew Nikiforuk’s Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

    Northern Alberta’s vast stores of bitumen–a.k.a. “tar sands” or “oil sands” or “dirty oil”–may well be one of the worst environmental tragedies you never heard of. At least that is what Andrew Nikiforuk, a prize-winning Canadian journalist, wants you to believe. In his recent book Tar Sands: Diry Oil and the Future of a Continent, […] More