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Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at the White House, Washington DC, November 2011. Photo: tarsandsaction via Flickr.

Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead

Alexander Reid Ross

19th November 2014

The enabling bill for Keystone XL failed yesterday in the US Senate. Supported by all 45 Republican senators, it fell one vote short of the required 60-vote threshold. But the victory will be a temporary one, writes Alexander Reid Ross. The final battle can only be won by massive grassroots engagement and protest in communities across North America. more...

Beware Our Bitumen Salesmen

October 4th, 2013

By Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk warns us that the Canadian pro-Bitumen lobby will stop at nothing - including ignoring democratic processes and barefaced lying - to promote the dirty, carbon-rich substance..... more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Could politicians be charged with 'ecocide' if they approve tar sands pipeline?

Rosie Spinks

29th November, 2011

A law of ecocide could potentially see politicians who approve environmentally-damaging projects, like the tar sands pipeline between the US and Canada, face a court trial more...
Diana Vogtel, 350.org

CAMPAIGN HERO: Diana Vogtel, 350.org

Matilda Lee

7th September, 2011

The European coordinator of international climate campaign group 350.org talks to the Ecologist about civil disobedience outside the White House and why she's gearing up for September 24th more...
International No Tar Sands Network

TAKE ACTION to stop Canadian tar sands

Matilda Lee

15th June, 2011

A day of action is planned this Saturday to highlight the destructive impact of Canada's tar sands industry. In London, this includes a demo-fest at the Canadian High Commission more...
Tar sands mining

Madagascar fears repeat of Canada's tar sands devastation

Tom Levitt

1st June, 2011

UK banks helping to finance oil giant Total's exploitation of tar sands on the world's fourth largest island despite lack of adequate environmental controls or regulation more...
Open cast tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Europe moves to ban imports of tar sands oil from Canada

William McLennan

29th March, 2011

An attempt to classify tar sands oil as more environmentally-damaging than conventional oil would effectively ban its sale within European Member States more...
Kevin Steele, Climate Week

Just how green is Climate Week?

Matilda Lee

15th March, 2011

From the 21st to 27th March thousands of people in the UK will be involved in a week of action on climate change. So why is Climate Week making some greens so angry? more...
Tar sands protest at BP AGM

Canada tar sands industry ignoring toxic river pollution

Ecologist

1st September, 2010

Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar sands more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Tar sands campaign targets holidaymakers and pension funds

Ecologist

20th August, 2010

Climate activists stage mass protest outside headquarters of tar sands funder RBS as campaigners urge holidaymakers to boycott Canada more...
Tar sands protest at BP AGM

VIDEO: why tar sands activists took on BP

Felix Gonzales

19th April, 2010

A report from BP's recent AGM where activists fought to raise awareness of the oil giant's investment in tar sands - includes an interview with George Poitras, member of Mikisew Cree indigenous First Nation
more...
Tar sands oil refinery from the air

Tar sands money could pay for desert solar or electric cars

Ecologist

16th March, 2010

Oil companies planning 'billion-pound blunder' into environmentally damaging tar sands production in Canada, says Co-op/WWF report more...

Tar Sands: 1/23 of 23

Tar sands protest in Canada

BP and Shell face new shareholder revolt over tar sands

Ecologist

26th February, 2010

Investors want oil giants to answer questions on their involvement in the environmentally damaging extraction of oil from tar sands more...
Guardian Environment Network

Shell faces shareholder revolt over Canadian tar sands project

Terry Macalister

18th January, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell group's dissident shareholders will press for a review of its tar sands project in Canada, at the oil firm's annual meeting in May more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Have greens got it wrong about tar sands?

David Strahan

8th December, 2009

For environmentalists, tar sands are a 'climate crime'; for peak oil experts, they can never do the job of ordinary crude. But neither critique tells the full story: that exploiting tar sands may worsen both the climate crisis, and the energy crisis... more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Throw Canada out of Commonwealth for climate record

Ecologist

27th November, 2009

Rising emissions and support for tar oil sands leads prominent figures to call for suspension more...
Near the village of Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk: a community on the frontline of climate change

Emma Bocking

1st October, 2009

Canadian coastal communities are faced with rising sea levels as the government continues to support destructive tar sands mining more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Carbon capture no solution to tar sands

Ecologist

26th October, 2009

Even the most optimistic forecasts for the potential of CCS technology to reduce CO2 emissions are not enough to make the development of tar oil sands comparable with other fossil fuels, says a new report more...
Suncor's Tar Island tailings pond reclamation

Emissions from tar sands seriously underestimated

Ecologist

5th October, 2009

Governments and companies making no effort to quantify the real climate impacts more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Activists force tar sand mine to close in Canada

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

Greenpeace activists block Shell's tar sands oil extraction operation in protest at its environmental cost more...
A convoy of 400 ton dump trucks carries the bitumen-laden sands

Tar Sands protest comes to UK Climate Camp

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Oil extraction from tar sands is causing large-scale environmental damage, say activists more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Tar sands: tearing the flesh from the Earth

Paul Miles

18th August, 2009

As the price of oil increases again, Canada's tar sands once more look like a giant cash cow to the industry. Now, the only thing standing between the 400 ton bulldozers and rampant environmental destruction may be a small group of First Nations people... more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...

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