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Special Report: A Canadian family’s ‘Plan B’ to pump tar sands oil

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BY RICHARD VALDMANIS AND DAVE SHERWOOD (Reuters) – Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of the picture, and it is championed by one of Canada’s wealthiestbusiness dynasties. ...

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The Utah tar sands time bomb

Utah River

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media While the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast has dominated environmental news, few people are aware that Utah has its own tar sand formation. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that the recoverable oil in the Green River Formation located in Colorado, Wyoming and ...

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Environmentalists oppose oil pipeline replacement


STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Environmentalists vowed Wednesday to fight Enbridge Inc.’s plan to replace and sharply boost the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that runs from Canada to Wisconsin, saying the project will exacerbate climate change by carrying more tar sands oil to U.S refineries. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge announced the $7 billion plan this week, calling it ...

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