Tar sands

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Major US railroad merger could bring more tar sands to south-east Texas
$27bn deal would create first direct route from Canadian mines to Gulf coast, while another would ship controversial oil from Utah

Amal Ahmed for Floodlight and Katie Watkins for Houston Public Media

13, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Keystone pipeline raises concerns after third major spill in five years
An investigation into the pipeline’s largest spill is under way in Kansas as a recent report points to a deteriorating safety record

Michael Sainato

21, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds
The Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests

Will Parrish

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline. Good, but he doesn't get a climate pass just yet | Nick Estes
Democrats’ climate record is mixed – and it’s largely pressure from Indigenous and environmental groups that’s pushed them to act

Nick Estes

28, Jan, 2021 @11:11 AM

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UK's biggest pension fund begins fossil fuels divestment
National Employment Savings Trust to shun firms involved in coal, tar sands or arctic drilling

Patrick Collinson and Jillian Ambrose

29, Jul, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Polluter bailouts and lobbying during Covid-19 pandemic
From tar sands oil to aviation, global business sectors have called for suspension of environmental protections

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Major blow to Keystone XL pipeline as judge revokes key permit
Campaigners welcomed Wednesday’s ruling as a victory for tribal rights and environmental protection

Nina Lakhani in New York

16, Apr, 2020 @1:33 AM

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Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline | Bill McKibben
The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment

Bill McKibben

05, Apr, 2020 @9:14 AM

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Oil price may fall to $10 a barrel as world runs out of storage space
Facilities thought to be 75% full with Saudi Arabia due to ramp up output as demand falters amid coronavirus shutdowns

Jillian Ambrose

25, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project
Teck Resources’ surprise decision drew outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups

Leyland Cecco and agencies

24, Feb, 2020 @3:36 PM

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Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada's mega mine | Tzeporah Berman
Alberta’s oil sands produce one of the dirtiest oils on the planet. If the Teck mega mine is approved, the damage to our planet will be colossal

Tzeporah Berman

10, Dec, 2019 @11:22 AM

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Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry
Exclusive: analysis reveals lenders provided $700bn to expand sector since Paris climate pact

Patrick Greenfield

13, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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