CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Health officials in Alberta confirmed on Friday that there are ... where a number of projects have been established to mine the oil sands, as part of the process that converts the tar-like bitumen stripped from the …
Government scientists point out that the river had high levels of mercury and pah long before its banks were lined with strip mines. An industry-funded report concluded that the river was no dirtier today than if the tar sands had been left …
“On both sides of the border, we continue to see the Great Lakes as a dumping ground for our toxic waste, and more recently, as a carbon corridor to transport tar sands bitumen ... loaded with contaminants such as mercury, dioxins …
Obama’s recent rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project-which would have transported dirty Alberta tar sands oil across U.S. soil-was another triumph, as were establishing the first national standards to limit mercury and other air …
It is certainly not comparable to the tailing ponds spills in the tar ... mercury and lead - all of which get extracted by mining. But everyone knows that arsenic is a poison, isn't it? It depends. To quote Paracelsus: "Only the dose makes
But he defended other regulations his administration has handed down, including the power-plant regulation (known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards ... mile pipeline carrying oil from Alberta’s tar sands region to Gulf Coast refineries …
She shepherded another rule that forces power plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the ... which would have brought carbon-heavy tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. House Republicans dedicated much of …
“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 …