Oilsands & Heavy Oil

Suncor’s Fort Hills expansion is reconsidered by regulator

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:35 AM MDT

The Alberta Energy Regulator is reconsidering approval of a plan allowing Suncor Energy Inc. to extend its Fort Hills oilsands…

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First Nations blast Alberta Energy Regulator at hearing; Guibeault promises reform

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:08 AM MDT

Chiefs of First Nations affected by releases of wastewater from an oilsands mine excoriated Alberta's regulator at a House of…

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Alberta regulator confirms potential oilsands toxins in small fish bearing waterbody

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6:13 AM MDT

Alberta's energy regulator has confirmed hazardous chemicals are present in a small waterbody after two releases of tailings-contaminated wastewater from…

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Alberta waited a month to declare emergency response to oilsands releases: Document

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7:04 AM MDT

The Alberta government waited a month before calling an emergency response to one of the biggest releases of oilsands tailings…

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Syncrude faces charges in death of worker at oilsands project

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 6:34 AM MDT

Syncrude Canada Ltd. has been charged in the death of a worker north of Fort McMurray. The Alberta government says…

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Alberta information commissioner to investigate Kearl tailings leak notifications

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6:45 AM MDT

Alberta’s information commissioner has started an investigation into how the province's energy regulator notified the public about tailings pond releases…

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Trudeau set to pick a lane in clean-tech race against Biden

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:35 AM MDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is about to decide which low-carbon industries should be winners in Canada’s bid to stay…

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Alberta premier says changes coming to ensure prompt reporting of oilsands spills

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:27 AM MDT

Premier Danielle Smith says slow public notification of Imperial Oil Limited’s oilsands wastewater spills has illuminated the need for Alberta to ensure future…

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Hearings begin before Supreme Court on federal environmental impact assessment law

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:20 AM MDT

Federal lawyers defended the government’s Impact Assessment Act in the Supreme Court of Canada on Tuesday against concerns the legislation was too…

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Ottawa requests joint 'working group' on oilsands contamination with Alberta

Monday, March 20, 2023, 6:12 AM MDT

Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has further spelled out what he wants to see in a new body that would…

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Kearl oilsands leak exposes gaps in how Alberta and Canada oversee industry: experts

Monday, March 13, 2023, 6:22 AM MDT

Recent leaks of toxic tailings from northern Alberta oilsands mines have revealed serious flaws in how Canada and Alberta look…

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Alberta Energy Regulator may have ignored law by not disclosing oilsands leak: lawyer

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 6:14 AM MST

Alberta's energy regulator may have ignored provincial law by not publicly disclosing that waste from a large oilsands tailings pond…

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