Tag: tar sands

Canadian Company Called U.S. Oil Sands Will Soon Start Extracting Utah’s Tar Sands

Canadian Company Called U.S. Oil Sands Will Soon Start Extracting Utah’s Tar Sands













Anne Landman, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Think only Canadians need to worry about tar sands extraction? Think again.

In October, U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. joined Kentucky-based Arrakis Oil Recovery as the second company to receive a permit to produce U.S. tar sands. The Utah Water Quality Board gave U.S. Oil Sands … More

February 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes

Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers’ bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.

The 24-page report, “Oil and More

December 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
How the West Was Lost… Tar Sands Oil Catastrophe Coming to Utah

How the West Was Lost… Tar Sands Oil Catastrophe Coming to Utah













Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

The iconic landscapes of Utah and the American West are among the most breath-taking natural landscapes on planet earth, home to abundant wildlife and a source of life and inspiration for many people.

In the Northwest Territories of Canada’s wilderness, over 50 years of oil More

October 4, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Mobile Alabama: A Tar Sands Mecca in the Making

Mobile Alabama: A Tar Sands Mecca in the Making













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

It took a while for the Alabama public to understand that their state is being transformed into a tar sands Mecca. Proposals for rail and pipeline transport and tar sands storage facilities were first presented in 2010, and by 2012, most were rubber stamped … More

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Line in the Sand: The Conflict Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline and Canada’s Tar Sands

Line in the Sand: The Conflict Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline and Canada’s Tar Sands













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Whether you are aware of it or not, there is a revolution brewing in the backyards of the United States and Canada. The issue is over the development of a colossal pipeline that will deliver ‘tar sands crude‘ bitumen, a form of … More

September 3, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
US Tar Sands Operations Challenged By Grassroots Opposition

US Tar Sands Operations Challenged By Grassroots Opposition













Laurel Whitney, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

While many environmental advocates urge consumers to buy local, in this case, local isn’t always better. While the Canadian tar sands are more notorious, developments here in the US are moving forward as local governments issue more permits to allow companies to start mining.

More … More

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline













Stefanie Spear, Guest
Waking Times

“Enough is enough,” said Michael Bishop during our phone conversation Saturday morning after he found out TransCanada and its vendor, Michels, are planning to dig up buried pipe, part of the 485-mile southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, on his property in the east … More

June 18, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?

Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?













Caroline Selle, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Much of the debate around the Keystone XL pipeline has focused on the dangers of extracting and transporting the tar sands. Left out, however, are those in the United States who are guaranteed to feel the impacts of increased tar sands usage. Spill or no … More

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands

10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands













Kevin Grandia, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

As a Canadian it blows my mind that we can have the second largest deposits of oil in the world, but our government remains billions in debt and one in seven Canadian children live in poverty.

I feel like we are being played for fools … More

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sand Land: Fracking Industry Mining Iowa’s Iconic Sand Bluffs in New Form of Mountaintop Removal

Sand Land: Fracking Industry Mining Iowa’s Iconic Sand Bluffs in New Form of Mountaintop Removal













Steve Horn & Trisha MarczakDe Smog Blog
Waking Times

Within immediate vicinity of a central battleground of the Black Hawk War of 1832, land rife with a resource necessary for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is in the crosshairs of an industry prepared to turn the area into a battle … More

May 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Citizen Group Finds 30 Toxic Chemicals in Air Following Tar Sands Oil Spill in Arkansas

Citizen Group Finds 30 Toxic Chemicals in Air Following Tar Sands Oil Spill in Arkansas













Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
Waking Times

Independent air samples by locals have yielded “a soup of toxic chemicals” in Mayflower, Arkansas where an Exxon Mobil pipeline burst on March 29th spilling some 5,000 barrels of tar sands oil, known as bitumen. Chemicals detected included several linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and … More

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Idle No More Movement – In Defense of the Earth for Future Generations

The Idle No More Movement – In Defense of the Earth for Future Generations













Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today
Waking Times

Lately, Native people have taken to the streets malls in demonstrations of Public Indian-ness (“PI”) that surpasses the sheer volume of activism of even Alcatraz and the Longest Walk. There’s a heapum big amount of PI going on right now! … More

January 17, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish

Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish













Carol Linnitt, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times 

Today federal scientists from Environment Canada presented research at an international toxicology conference in the U.S. that indicates contaminants from the Alberta tar sands are polluting the landscape on a scale much larger than previously thought.

A team lead by federal scientist Jane Kirk … More

November 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Will the Moab Desert be Home to the First US Tar Sands Project?

Will the Moab Desert be Home to the First US Tar Sands Project?













Staff Writer
Waking Times 

The various Tar Sands projects in the wilds of Alberta, Canada make up the largest industrial project on the planet, producing synthetic crude oil by a process of extracting a tar like form of oil (bitumen) from sand and clay found in the earth. To extract … More

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Don’t Mess with Texas’ Tar Sands Blockade

Don’t Mess with Texas’ Tar Sands Blockade













Will Wooten, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
Waking Times

One year after more than 1,200 people were arrested in front of the White House during two weeks of sit-ins against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, a coalition of Texas landowners and activists will attempt to physically halt its construction. Led … More

August 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada

TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

TransCanada was once in the limelight and targeted for its Keystone XL pipeline project. Now, with few eyes watching, it is pushing along two key pipeline projects that would bring two respective forms of what energy geopolitics scholar Michael Klare calls “extreme energyMore

June 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)

Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)













Carol Linnitt
Desmog Blog

In the latest and perhaps most astonishing display of the tar sands industry’s attacks on science and our democracy, the government of Alberta has made plans to initiate a large-scale wolf slaughter to provide cover for the destruction wrought by the industrialization of the boreal forest … More

April 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Extreme Energy: The Road to Nowhere

Extreme Energy: The Road to Nowhere













Radix
Frack-Off

Extreme Energy (sometimes written Xtreme Energy) is a term used to describe a group of energy extraction methods that have emerged in recent years as the availability of fossil fuel resources has become more constrained. As more usual methods of extracting fossil fuels fail to provide the amounts … More

March 28, 2012 | By | Reply More

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Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

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Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

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The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More