Anti-Alberta Energy Campaign

Vivian Krause Biography

Vivian Krause: Profession Krause described herself as “Researcher and Writer” on Fair Questions, a personal blog she set up in 2009. Who funds Vivian Krause? To date, Krause has declared at least $200,000 from the oil and gas industry. This exceeds 90 per cent of…
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Oil Sands Mining in Canada

If you visit the area around the Athabasca River in Western Canada, you will find two contrasting landscapes. Alberta is not only the home of the Canadian Rockies, but also Canada’s oil sands mining. While these large reserves have been around for a significant amount…
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Oil Sands: The Dark Side Of The Oil Industry

Developing oil sands means cooking the planet NASA climate scientist James Hansen said that developing oil sands and other unconventional sources of oil would mean “game over for the planet”. After that, pro-oil sands politicians, industrialists and pundits became…
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Canadian oil sands and its destruction

Ever wondered about how the Canadian oil sands are an environmental disaster? We’ve created a short infographic for you explaining how the Canadian oil sands and Alberta oil sands affect the environment and contribute massively to climate change and global…
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Oil Sands Processing

Oil sands are a combination of sand, clay and water that contain a heavy crude oil variant called bitumen.1 But, this complex hydrocarbon is almost solid at room temperature and does not flow without extensive processing.2 Subsequently, there are two ways to extract the…
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How does oil sands mining work? An overview

Amidst mounting evidence for their contribution to climate change, our global dependence on fossil fuels such as oil and gas remains steadfast. Oil sands mining operations – a common method of synthetic oil production – continue to operate in various countries across the…
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What are the benefits of oil sands?

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) oil sands mining operation. Photo Credit: Ryan Jackson. Available at: https://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/what-you-need-to-know-about-restarting-alberta-oilsands-production Though some people say that there are many…
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Canadian Oil Sands

Canada prides itself on its immense crude oil resources that are the third largest in the world1, but its mining is causing grave environmental consequences. Most of these resources are found in the south-west Canadian province of Alberta. More specifically, the Athabasca…
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What Are The Latest Oil Sand Projects?

What is an oil sand? Oil sands are a mix of sand, water, clay, and bitumen, which is type of oil. They have a very thick, viscous texture1. Oil sand projects extract this oil from the sand. The oil is extracted and flows through a pipeline to refineries. Then…