- The May election in Alberta had an unexpected result that caused a big shift in its government.
- The proliferation of natural gas has caused tar sands prices to plummet.
- Wildfires are currently engulfing huge areas of northern Alberta close to tar sands extraction facilities.
- John Podesta, the former Obama White house official who is now Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, told The Guardian that Canada needs to deal with the heavy greenhouse gas emissions produced by tar sands mining, which make the country the world’s third largest carbon polluter per capita. While Podesta, like Clinton, would not comment on Keystone XL, he lambasted Canada ’s weak climate goal.
In the 1800s early oil wildcatters devised all sorts of techniques for getting reservoirs to give up their bounty. Civil War veteran Col. Edward Roberts invented something called the Petroleum…