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Alberta regulator approves oilsands expansion, has environmental concerns

CALGARY – Alberta’s energy regulator has recommended approval of Shell Canada’s plan to expand oilsands production, even though it acknowledges the environmental impacts will likely be so severe and “irreversible” that new protected areas should be created to compensate for the damage.
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Fidel Castro attacks Stephen Harper over environmental damage from oilsands

Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro is criticizing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government for causing environmental damage through the extraction of crude from the Alberta oilsands.
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Castro attacks Harper over "irreparable" environmental damage from oilsands

OTTAWA – Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro is criticizing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government for causing environmental damage through the extraction of crude from the Alberta oilsands.
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Oilsands monitoring plan is ‘in process,’ environment minister says – Calgary Herald

CALGARY — Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen says the long-awaited system for more rigorous environmental monitoring in the oilsands region will be coming soon — but she won’t give an exact timeline. “We’re working through that process …
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‘Secret’ Environment Canada Presentation Warns of Oilsands’ Impact on Habitat – Common Dreams

Contamination of a major western Canadian river basin from oilsands operations is a “high-profile concern” for downstream communities and wildlife, says a newly-released “secret” presentation prepared last spring by Environment Canada that …
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‘Secret’ Environment Canada presentation warns of oilsands’ impact on habitat – The Vancouver Sun

The warnings from the department contrast with recent claims made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Environment Minister Peter Kent that the industry is being unfairly targeted by environmentalists who exaggerate its impacts on nature and people. The …
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‘Secret’ Environment Canada presentation warns of oilsands’ impact on habitat – Calgary Herald

OTTAWA — Contamination of a major western Canadian river basin from oilsands operations is a “high-profile concern” for downstream communities and wildlife, says a newly-released “secret” presentation prepared last spring by Environment Canada …
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Environmental groups create oilsands mapping tool

Carol Christian Today staff Four environmental groups have created a mapping tool allowing users to overlay an oilsands project on a chosen location to compare sizes thanks to Google maps.[…]
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Oilsands can be ‘a curse’ to Canada, Cameron says

Director James Cameron warned Canadians Wednesday that Alberta’s oilsands “will be a curse” if not enough is done to prevent devastating environmental damage from their development.
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