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Canada’s tar sands are a much larger source of air pollution than previously thought, study says

The research, published in Science, found the oil operations are releasing vast quantities of compounds that can cause localized air pollution and form damaging particles that can travel across the continent.
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CNRL persuaded Notley government to weaken methane rules

Leaked emails and memos from the Alberta Energy Regulator reveal how industry lobbied a cabinet minister to weaken rules designed to slash methane pollution, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to the climate crisis.

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Canadian government ducks fight with oil and gas industry

The Canadian government has delayed announcing a cap on the production emissions of its huge oil and gas sector, saying it needs more time to consult with the industry.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Canada's Tarsands, Environmental justice in U.S. energy decisions, and the 50th anniversary of a coal catastrophe.

EHN'S Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss the Canadian government’s decision to stop devoting taxpayer money to the Trans Mountain Oil Expansion. Also, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will now account for carbon emissions and environmental justice in its pipeline decisions.

Canada govt to stop funding Trans Mountain oil line project as costs soar 70%
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Canada govt to stop funding Trans Mountain oil line project as costs soar 70%

Canada said on Friday it will halt any further public funding for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, after the government-owned company behind the project said costs had surged 70% to C$21.4 billion ($16.8 billion).
The deep toll of tar sands on Canada's Indigenous people

The deep toll of tar sands on Canada's Indigenous people

Oil companies have replaced First Nation's traditional lands with vast mines, stripping away boreal forest and wetlands.
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Canada’s tar sands: Destruction so vast and deep it challenges the existence of land and people

Oil companies have replaced indigenous people's traditional lands with mines that cover an area bigger than New York City, stripping away boreal forest and wetlands and rerouting waterways.

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