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Economic Factors

How the oil sands could very quickly become unviable


Andrew Leach | Maclean's - April 17th 2014

Press Clipping: It was reported today that Exxon-Mobil will begin disclosing the degree to which its assets are exposed to future greenhouse gas policies. This risk is at the heart of what has become known as the carbon bubble, a term advanced by UK group Carbon Tracker, which suggests that assets may be over-valued as a result of not accounting for potential future limits on fossil fuel extraction imposed to fight climate change.

Climate Impacts

Tar Sands makes energy sector Canada’s biggest source of greenhouse gases


Emily Atkin | Think Progress - April 15th 2014

Blog Post: Canada’s energy industry has officially surpassed transportation as the largest producer of climate-change causing greenhouse gases, in no small part because of large increases in tar sands extraction, according to a recent government report. Environment Canada said that oil and gas production now accounts for one quarter of Canada’s greenhouse emissions. Emissions from the oil and gas extraction sector has increased substantially since 2005 — largely due to a tar sands production increase of 107 percent.

Climate Impacts

Reality Check: Climate Change and the Tar Sands


Environmental Defence - April 15th 2014

Blog Post: Big Oil is spending millions of dollars trying to greenwash the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas pollution. A new report, Reality Check: Climate Change and the Tar Sands, sets the record straight on industry claims when it comes to global warming pollution.

Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. dismissive of employees’ concerns about pipeline safety, records reveal


Mike De Souza | Toronto Star - April 15th 2014

Press Clipping: Management at TransCanada Corp. were dismissive to employees who raised concerns in recent years about the safety of the company’s existing and brand new North American pipeline infrastructure, newly released company records reveal. The thousands of pages of records, released over the past month by the Senate energy and environment committee, show cases where engineers were told in internal emails to stop searching for potential pipeline defects.