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  1. Canadian Institute of Resources Law
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    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
  3. ClimateFast
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    ClimateFast is a group of dedicated climate activists, deeply concerned about worsening climate change. Our aim is to draw the public's attention to the crisis, and by fasting and public pledges to press our politicians into action NOW to confront this greatest threat to our children's future.
  4. Drawing a line in the tar sands
    A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the planet. It is a battle that pits these peoples' movement against the largest and most destructive industrial project -- a project driven by the big the most profitable and powerful transnational energy corporations.
  5. The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
  6. Hard work, high pay in tar sands "hell"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    One man's life in the tar sands, as told to a stranger in a conversation on a plane.
  7. How the Tar Sands Threaten Canada's Economic Fate
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The $200-billion tar sands energy mega-project has not only changed Canada's economic life but also diminished the nation's economic diversity and resilience.
  8. Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
  9. The Lightfoot Institute
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  10. A Line in the Tar Sands
    Struggles for Environmental Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet.
  11. New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the beaches and harbour of Vancouver BC beginning on April 8, 2015.
  12. Policy guru says sustainable development of the Oil Sands will provide half US energy needs for 100 years
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Policy guru says sustainable development of the Oil Sands will provide half US energy needs for 100 years
    Toronto, January 22, 2009 - Satya Das, strategic advisor to oil companies, government, and environment groups, says Alberta has 173 billion bar
  13. Stupid to the Last Drop
    How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, and carpet bombing its southern half with tens of thousands of gas wells.
  14. Tar Sands
    Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and undermining democracy.
  15. Toolkit for a New Canada - 2013 Edition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimensionmagazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the second decade of the 21st century. The articles are short and offer concrete suggestions for the way forward.
  16. Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against environmental hazards.
  17. What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don't Want You to Know
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew.
  18. Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
    Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it.

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