With its new Whiting refinery capacity, its pollution output will increase by 40%. c) BP deliberately pollutes Lake Michigan with benzene & mercury. Remnants from the tar sands refining process will be far, far worse.
And, as University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver concluded after comparing the impacts of burning tar-sands oil to burning coal ... traditionally been viewed as an unregulated dumping ground. There is no cost associated with …
Most are unlined. They leak organic poisons, arsenic and mercury into the rivers. The First Nations people living downstream have developed a range of exotic cancers and auto-immune diseases. Refining tar sands requires two to …
Take the Alberta oil sands, for example. Well, they're called oil sands for political reasons, but they're really made of …
In a policy statement in the gas-rich state of North Dakota in May, Trump said he would back the Keystone tar-sands oil pipeline ... Peter Boyer began his journalism career at the Mercury in the 1960s. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of …
Coal releases the most carbon dioxide, sulfur compounds, mercury, and even radiation of all fossil fuels, all of which kill our own people, wildlife, water and land, and send acid rain into Canada as well. Replace it with tar sands (think …
The goal of the plan announced Monday is to curb carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants like arsenic and mercury from coal plants ... Bold Nebraska's energy policy is simple: no tar sands, less coal and more renewables, Bold …
Rick Perry has written to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration's energy policies, EPA regulations and failure to approve the construction of a pipeline to carry tar sands crude from ... rules designed to limit mercury
There's mercury ... oil sands." Independent scientists, to say nothing of people who live downstream of the mines in the First Nations' community of Fort Chipewyan, on Lake Athabasca, are skeptical. "It's inconceivable that you could move …