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 …
"Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, including implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution ... carbon-heavy tar sands oil …
Members of the advocacy group found little research, since it was one of the first spills of tar sands oil ... where the oil …
and new legal restrictions on collateral flows of pollution – like particulate air pollution in China and mercury pollution in the U.S. – are further reducing the value of coal, tar sands, and oil and gas assets.
"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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This is the deal to send tons of dirty tar sands Koched-up oil from Canada across 1,200 miles ... including carbon …
However, the dark side of fossil fuel use is the damage to our environment ... ugly to extract tar sands, oil and gas spills into rivers, lakes and oceans, the burning of fossil fuels leads to acid rain, smog, ozone, soot, mercury and water …
The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty ... as well as only negligible amounts of mercury compounds. Increasing natural gas exports is also good for the American economy. The United States is now …
The obvious alternatives are other fossil fuels: natural gas and oil products derived from tar sands, oil shale and even coal ... and in the process strip out pollutants like sulfur and mercury. As in a traditional combustion power plant, the heat ...
While oil sands producers use large amounts of water to produce the crude, contaminated wastes are kept on site and are not released into the river. The study, released by Fort Chipewyan’s Nunee Health Authority, found unsafe levels of …