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These Pictures Show How Oil Sand Mining Releases Carcinogens Into Canadian Lakes

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson”] A new Canadian report finds a direct connection between oil sand mining and elevated levels of cancer causing agents in regional water supplies.The news is a blow for oil companies and the Canadian government, which rely on this method to tap the world’s second largest oil reserve. […]
These Pictures Show How Oil Sand Mining Releases Carcinogens Into Canadian Lakes
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These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider”] Canada’s economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness.Development of the world’s third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion annual paycheck to the Canadian government and 75,000 immediate jobs.
These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands
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The Path Is Clearing For The First US Oil Sands Project

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629988382829/with/7154057854/”] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An administrative law judge is defending a Utah state agency’s decision to issue a permit for a tar sands project — the first of its kind in the U.S.Judge Sandra Allen is turning back a challenge from the […]
The Path Is Clearing For The First US Oil Sands Project
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Canada Warns That ‘Anonymous’ May Attack Energy Companies For Work In Oil Sands

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider”] Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) — Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd. their computers may be attacked by the Anonymous hacker group because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oil sands, government documents show.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, public safety […]
Canada Warns That ‘Anonymous’ May Attack Energy Companies For Work In Oil Sands
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Australian Mining Companies Are Desperate For Workers And Want To Hire US Veterans

[credit provider=”:Bron: / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bronv/”] With Post 9/11 veteran unemployment hovering near nine per cent and the services preparing to drastically cut forces, Australian mining companies have stepped up to grab some of that labour for their short staffed operations down under.Seth Robson at Stars and Stripes reports the mines […]
Australian Mining Companies Are Desperate For Workers And Want To Hire US Veterans
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Step Into The Dangerous City At The Heart Of The Alberta Oil Sands

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson”] Mining the world’s second largest oil deposit requires a huge, skilled, and dedicated workforce, and getting it to the wilds of northern Canadian requires more than just a beefy salary.It requires a city that appeals to a global population, their kids, and their spouses. A city where oil […]
Step Into The Dangerous City At The Heart Of The Alberta Oil Sands
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An American Indian’s Tragic Account Of How The Oil Boom Changed His Town

[credit provider=”Getty”] The oldest story in modern American history—of the white man taking land from the natives—is still happening.The Globe And Mail’s Arno Kopecky tells a poignant story of four Achuar Indians from the Peruvian Amazon coming to Fort McMurray, Canada to protest drilling in their territory by a Canadian […]
An American Indian’s Tragic Account Of How The Oil Boom Changed His Town
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The Canadian Oil Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629988382829/”] When reaching out to Alberta oil sands companies before a trip to Canada last month, I thought all of them mined oil the same way — they don’t.The open mining most people think of when they picture the oil sands is just one […]
The Canadian Oil Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To
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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Here’s The Hot New Way They’re Extracting Oil From Canada’s Massive Oil Sands

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629988382829/with/7154057854/”] Most of the oil enjoyed during the 20th century was pulled up from big underground pools. Drills went down, tapped into the pool, and the oil came bubbling up. With demand on the rise and traditional deposits like this already drilled, however, oil […]
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Here’s The Hot New Way They’re Extracting Oil From Canada’s Massive Oil Sands