Another revelation that just came out today is that privately the US State Department was expressing serious concerns about the Canadian tar sands, and in particular ... rules that are on the books to regulate mercury from power plants …
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 …
This is the deal to send tons of dirty tar sands Koched-up oil from Canada across 1,200 miles ... including carbon …
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 …
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 …
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson ... which would have brought carbon-heavy tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. House Republicans dedicated much …
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 …
These new reserves don’t include unconventional oil sources, including the vast Canadian tar sands and Venezuelan heavy oil ... claims that coal burning releases “poisons” like mercury into the air. Environmentalists also oppose so-called …
The Horizon Oil Sands operation is located some 75 kilometres north of Fort McMurray in the Tar River Valley ... and fox and bear have established dens in the area. Methyl mercury levels are constantly monitored against levels upstream …