Category Archives: Tar Sands

Shell’s Role in Tar Sands & Climate Change

WHAT ARE TAR SANDS? Because fossil fuels are a finite resource, petroleum companies are now resorting to more extreme forms of oil extraction, including tar sands, fracking, and Arctic exploration. The “tar sands” are deposits of heavy crude oil trapped in sand … Continue reading

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What’s that giant pile of black dust near that unmarked facility near Franklin Canyon Road?

Why, that’s a Conoco-Phillips 27.3 MW generating power plant that runs on petroleum coke! So, those loose piles of black dust off to the side of Hwy 4 are piles of petroleum coke. Pet coke is a by-product of bitumen processing … Continue reading

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Shell’s Big Dirty Secret – Insight into the world’s most carbon intensive oil company…

“[Shell] is the largest oil operator in Nigeria, and [Shell] holds more acreage in Canada’s oil sands than any other corporation. Because of these facts, and several others, Shell is also the most carbon intensive oil company in the world. In short, … Continue reading

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Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

By CORAL DAVENPORT   APRIL 14, 2014 “Experts also note that a shift at the national level could come as more states enact climate change policies. Currently California and several Northeastern states, including New York, have enacted state-level programs to … Continue reading

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In Small Canadian Town Democracy Wins, Tar Sands Loses

 Kitimat, British Columbia’s ‘no’ vote follows widespread opposition to Northern Gatway – Andrea Germanos, staff writer https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-4

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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014

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Tension on waterfront

By Eve Mitchell   Contra Costa Times  April 5, 2014 http://contracostatimes.ca.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=3ddf7f7ec

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Environmental groups look to halt shipment of crude by rail

By Rick Jones   April 1, 2014 “If the BAAQMD board knew nothing about the permit, it should be embarrassed, and it should actually exercise its authority and hold its staff accountable to the community,” Communities for a Better Environment … Continue reading

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss…Film & Discussion, April 4th

UC Berkeley – Dwinelle Hall 142 Berkeley, CA 94720 April 4, 2014 – 7:00pm Free – Donations Accepted From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada’s tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural … Continue reading

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East Bay and South Bay passenger rail corridor proposed to move crude oil

By Tom Lochner Contra Costa Times POSTED:   03/24/2014 http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25412227/east-bay-and-south-bay-passenger-rail-corridor-proposed-to-move-crude-oil

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