Visual: Suncor is spending millions on a high profile public relations blitz to convince Canadians it cares about the environment. But we know Suncor is lobbying to get exempted from new water regulations and so it can take as much fresh water from the Athabasca River as it wants -- and then dump its toxic tailings water right into the Athabasca River. Tell Suncor you support absolute limits on water withdrawals and a ban on waste water dumping.
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Visual: Today the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) announced they will no longer participate in the TransCanada Grand Rapids Pipeline hearing citing impossible timelines and prejudice within the process. The First Nation is referring to the project as the “Mother of All Pipelines,” feeding projects like the Energy East Pipeline and the controversial Keystone XL pipeline projects.
Publication: This briefing demonstrates how corporate lobby groups are using trade threats, and particularly the EU-US trade talks as a vehicle to attack, weaken and delay important environmental regulation still in the making. The Fuel Quality Directive has already being delayed and potentially weakened threatening EU climate policies and an influx of tar sands to Europe.
Visual: Tar sands giant Suncor released a brand new sustainability report. And it was fact-checked by SumOfUs. As it turns out, the company isn't so keen on presenting the real facts.
Visual: Residents of Fort Chipewyan have been met with callous indifference from the Government of Alberta in response to a new report that characterizes the impacts of industrial activity associated with the Athabasca Oil Sands on wildlife, environmental and especially human health.
Publication: This study uses simulations and animations to understand and prepare for potential impacts of an accidental contaminant release into the Straits of Mackinac.
Publication: A new study released by two Alberta First Nations communities in partnership with the University of Manitoba reports that certain carcinogens released in tar sands operations are being found in high levels in local wildlife. The study also reports a higher incidence of cancer among study participants, many of whom work in the tar sands industry, adding to evidence that these local communities suffer from higher rates of cancer.
Visual: Do you live in an Oil Train Blast Zone? Find out and take action to get trains full of dangerous oil off the tracks.