The Canadian economy has long been propelled by resource extraction industries such as mining and logging (with the US being a major trading partner), while plans to build pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the USA and overseas form …
Unfortunately for fans of the tar sands, and people who dismiss "green" causes ... (Though, having lived in Northern Ontario during the mercury poisoning disaster of natives in the English Wabigoon region, I’m loath to dismiss aboriginal …
Emissions from coal combustion, contain sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, mercury, arsenic ... threat to the climate globally, the tar sands remain the largest source of greenhouse gas emission growth in Canada and are the single …
"It’s well-documented that the tar sands itself is one of the world’s largest ecological ... In terms of toxic emissions, for example, it says the oilsands industry ranks fifth for mercury, sixth for cadmium, eighth for lead and eighth for four ...
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It’s well known that the extraction of Canada’s tar sands is one of the most environmentally-destructive ... Or because we want to get the mercury from China’s coal-burning generation plants back in our lands and waters? Why didn't even …
To some extent, EPA's slew of new pollution-control regulations, most of which require coal-fired power plants to curb emissions of greenhouse gases and toxins like mercury ... oil extracted from the Canadian tar sands. …
This drawback is especially acute for tar sands, oil shale and coal ... gas that is rich in hydrogen -- and in the process strip out pollutants like sulfur and mercury. As in a traditional combustion power plant, the heat generates large …
Tar sands: A July 11 Op-Ed on what President Obama can do to reassert ... And right now, the EPA is taking comments on proposed new standards for regulating mercury emissions from coal plants. Cleaning up that pollution would prevent …
Members of the advocacy group found little research, since it was one of the first spills of tar sands oil ... where the oil …
The mining operations generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, ammonia, and mercury and other trace metals, and some of these compounds are carcinogenic. For …