EDMONTON – The Alberta government introduced on Monday legislation to create a new arm’s-length environmental monitoring agency focused on the oilsands, but critics say the law leaves too many questions unanswered.
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EDMONTON — The Alberta government and an industry spokesman are reassuring residents downwind of a sprawling petrochemical complex northeast of Edmonton that the air is safe despite research that says it contains dangerous levels of pollutants.
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Lawsuits are expected to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal Friday to limit emissions from new power plants, and the main reason is cutting-edge, anti-pollution technology.
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Coal was the fuel that fired the industrial revolutions in the U.S. and Europe.
Market share for the material has plummeted in the U.S. over the past decade, which has seen its percentage of electrical power production plummet.
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One-hundred-ninety people packed into the Seba Beach Pavilion on Aug. 25 to find out the condition of Wabamun Lake.
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People are being advised to stay away from Cochrane Lake by Alberta Health Services (AHS) after poisonous blue-green algae was discovered in its waters.
About 8 km north of Cochrane, the contaminated lake can cause illness to humans and animals and it should not be consumed or even touched.
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Nothing is more irksome than the Keystone XL pipeline protesters calling our oil sands oil the “dirtiest oil on the planet” or Al Gore claiming there’s no such thing as ethical oil, only “dirty and dirtier oil.”
For two years, I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about the oil sands, pollution and technology.
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When we first heard that Calgary is considered the cleanest city in the world, we were a bit skeptical.
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OTTAWA — Contaminants from the oilsands industry are polluting air and water in the region, but the current levels are “not a cause for concern,” the federal and Alberta governments said Monday as they launched a website for a new monitoring program.
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OTTAWA – Canada can teach the United States some lessons on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Sunday in a blunt rejoinder to recent chiding by the Obama administration on climate change.
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