Posts Tagged with "tailings ponds"

Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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Taking Steps to Heal the Tar Sands

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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This past weekend was a big step for the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta.  On Saturday August 14th, 2010 I joined local Indigenous community members along with supporters from across the country in the Tar Sands Healing Walk. We walked through the tar sands development zones calling for the healing of land and water.  This [...]

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Syncrude Convicted, Yet More Crude Sin to Come

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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On Friday morning I attended the long awaited verdict of the Syncrude duck trial with high hopes and low expectations. After a two-and-a-half-month trial, Syncrude was found guilty of the criminal charges in connection with the deaths of 1,606 ducks in one of its mining tailings ponds in April 2008. Syncrude was found guilty and [...]

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Gulf Coast vs. Tar Sands: Environmental Deathmatch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Last week, we reported that Canada’s tar sands have just become the biggest source of oil imports to the US. This week we compare tar sands to the other big source of US oil–the Gulf of Mexico. Industry backers are trying hard to spin differences between tar sands and the Gulf. During a cheerleading trip [...]

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No to tailings ponds – No to tar sands

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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In Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada it’s 12 degrees today – well below the point where ice should be solidly frozen. Yet, the Canadian Press Service is reporting that a man fell through thin ice and died. A 49-year-old man has died after falling through the ice on a tailings pond at a former open-pit gold [...]

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