Tar Sands

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Elected officials across Canada are locking horns over TransCanada's proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline, after the Montreal Metropolitan Community, which represents 82 municipalities, decided unanimously to fight the project because its economic benefits for Quebec would pale in comparison to the possible clean-up costs of a spill. The...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Three activists early Monday locked themselves to a valve site after manually stopping the flow of tar sands oil through Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline. (Photo: Nicky Young/ Ricochet Media)
Three Canadian activists were arrested early Monday after manually stopping the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Alberta's tar sands fields. (Photo: Dru Oja Day/Dominion/cc)
The Alberta tar sands industry, for years the source of extreme environmental...