Tar Sands

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Environmentalists have issued a warning to the West Coast: Watch out...the tar sands are coming. North America's Pacific Coast, from the San Francisco Bay to British Columbia, is facing a "tar sands invasion," according to an analysis released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), NextGen Climate America, ForestEthics, and a...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a bid to win approval for dirty tar sands development, the government of Alberta, Canada is attempting to buy the goodwill of local First Nations, asking that they sway others to drop their opposition to the projects. (Photo: Eugenio/flickr/cc)
The government of Alberta, Canada is trying to buy the approval of First...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas lined with tar sands oil after the March 2013 rupture of the Pegasus pipeline. (Photo: Remember Mayflower Coalition/ Facebook)
Two years after a ruptured pipeline poured 134,000 gallons of tar sands oil...