Canada Election: Stephen Harper’s Fossil Fuel Gamble May Have Backfired

"It’s 11.30am in the pumping heart of Canada’s tar sands industry, on a day when local crude is trading at a rock-bottom $29 a barrel. For the down-and-out men and women heading down to the free lunch in the basement of a Fort McMurray church, it’s hard to see a way back up."

Source: Guardian, 10/16/2015
November 15, 2016

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States. Numerous awards are available for prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals. Deadline: Nov 15.

"Oil Sands Boom Dries Up in Alberta, Taking Thousands of Jobs With It"

"FORT McMURRAY, Alberta — At a camp for oil workers here, a collection of 16 three-story buildings that once housed 2,000 workers sits empty. A parking lot at a neighboring camp is now dotted with abandoned cars. With oil prices falling precipitously, capital-intensive projects rooted in the heavy crude mined from Alberta’s oil sands are losing money, contributing to the loss of about 35,000 energy industry jobs across the province."

Source: NY Times, 10/13/2015

"Oil Pipeline Foes Ask Judge To Block Alberta Clipper Upgrade"

"A federal judge heard conflicting arguments Thursday on whether he should block a capacity expansion on the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline or allow a temporary workaround that lets Enbridge Energy move hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of Canadian tar sands crude across the border without triggering the kind of environmental review that has held up the proposed Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: AP, 09/11/2015

"Enbridge Slammed for Information Gaps in Straits Oil Pipeline Report"

"Assurances from Enbridge Energy that the company's twin oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac are in 'excellent' condition and pose 'minimal' risks of a spill are not enough to resolve existing public concerns about the line's potential threat to the Great Lakes and Michigan's economy."

Source: MLive, 07/15/2015

"Activists: Canada Mine Approvals Threaten Alaska Fishing Communities"

"Almost one year after an unprecedented spill from a mine tailings pond in Canada’s largely pristine province of British Columbia, its government has given the green light for the mine to reopen — worrying environmentalists who say a number of other northern B.C. copper and gold mines are in various phases of approval, and could threaten downstream fishing communities in southeastern Alaska."

Source: Aljazeera America, 07/13/2015


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