Environmental groups have raised concerns that the project, set for completion later this year, will result in worsened pollution in the area and warn that tar sands oil contains ... the refinery remove additional mercury from its wastewater …
"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 ...
The Canadian economy has long been propelled by resource extraction industries such as mining and logging (with the US being a major trading partner), while plans to build pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the USA and overseas form …
Although the Obama Administration has taken important steps on environmental issues such as crafting rules for …
Members of the advocacy group found little research, since it was one of the first spills of tar sands oil ... where the oil …
It takes a lot of energy and water to extract bitumen, the tar-like viscous ... PAHs in waters near oil sands upgrading facilities. Last year, a separate study found elevated concentrations of heavy metals — including mercury, copper and …
A proposed pipeline from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta to US refineries along the Gulf ... The EPA will soon propose regulations that would reduce emissions of mercury and other pollutants from power plants and other industrial sources.
It’s well known that the extraction of Canada’s tar sands is one of the most environmentally-destructive ... Or because we want to get the mercury from China’s coal-burning generation plants back in our lands and waters? Why didn't even …
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 …
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 …