There's a reason that Canada's Alberta tar sands project has become the world's most controversial energy project—its sheer size and capacity to pollute is already legendary among environmentalists. The deforestation, the carbon …
Oil companies that want to pipe tar sands through Canada haven’t yet been able to win ... Waste from the process, containing toxic petroleum chemicals and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead, is dumped into open …
mercury, arsenic, lead, you name it,” David Schindler, professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, told the Canadian parliament last year. Research funded by the oil industry has suggested that the pollution around tar sands sites …
Tar sands do not produce trouble-free high-quality oil. They are made into low-grade petroleum at great expense. The process uses enormous amounts of energy and water. It creates toxic waste: benzene, mercury, arsenic, and lead, …
Editor's Note: In recent months, many climate activists have focused their efforts on Canada's tar sands and the companies set on extracting ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in the winter – …
A report, ‘Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute?’ in the Open Conservation Biology Journal found increased …
"When you experience a spill in tar sands, you're not just getting toxic oil. You're getting diluants and those diluants are benzene, toluene, mercury, hexine, and there are literally thousands of them," says Wahmhoff. Organizers are hoping …
On the agenda are the lead poisoning prevention efforts that are under way in Northeast Oklahoma, mercury exposure through fish consumption ... The afternoon panel will cover the tar sands pipeline, how Tar Creek got its name, the tar
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged ... Canadian crude oil from the tar sands region of …
mercury, naphatic acid, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons into the river system, poisoning the land and downstream communities every single day. Given the provincial and federal complacency in enabling tar sands operations, the …