Teck’s Oilsands Mine: The Case Kept Getting Worse and Worse

The abrupt decision by Teck Resources to withdraw its application for the Frontier bitumen mine project reveals a truth that politicians like Jason Kenney and other industry boosters continue to deny — that investing large sums of money in Canada’s oilsands no longer makes any financial sense.

Trudeau Will Fuel the Fires of our Climate Crisis if he Approves Canada’s Mega Mine

From a climate and economic perspective, Canada clearly needs a different plan than expanding oil and gas. Such a plan means standing up to the oil industry’s unrelenting lobby and recognizing the oil sands, which already produce 2.91m barrels a day and climbing, are more than big enough.

NEB ‘Reconsideration Report’ a New Low for Failing Agency

“We doubled production and got $9.5 billion less in royalties,” said Hughes. “We are not getting anything for the resource, and its production is having a huge impact on our GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” “Obviously we have to ramp production down, and we have to ramp down personal oil consumption.”

Alberta’s Problem Isn’t Pipelines; It’s Bad Policy Decisions

The Alberta government has known for more than a decade that its oilsands policies were setting the stage for today’s price crisis. Which makes it hard to take the current government seriously when it tries to blame everyone from environmentalists to other provinces for what is a self-inflicted economic problem.