UBC research on capturing carbon from mining secures federal funding
NRC has awarded $2 million for testing of techniques at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.
Fort Hills oil sands tailings plan OK but AER orders demonstration
Suncor Energy proposes to chemically treat its tailings, concentrate them all in a single deposit by 2073.
Syncrude oil sands tailings plan approved by regulator despite deficiencies
Water-capping technology has been tested on site since 2012 and will be ready for a 10-year assessment in 2023.
Oil sands tailings pond approval terms shortened for former Shell facilities
Plans beyond the next few years do not meet the AER’s requirements and government policy.
NAFTA body calls for investigation into oil sands tailings enforcement
Environmental watchdog questions how the federal government enforces the Fisheries Act in relation to the giant ponds.
Ottawa responds to NAFTA challenge that it’s not tough on tailings pond leaks
Working to develop scientific tools for future investigations; significant advancements have been made since 2014.
Dandelions found in oil sands tailings could help clean them up: researchers
A fungus ate the residual chemicals in the leftover sand from oil sands processing.
AER to reconsider Suncor tailings plan it rejected
Not aware at the time of technology Suncor plans to use and it should be considered.
No tailings ponds, but in-situ oil sands still release toxic contaminants: study
OTTAWA — The first study of pollution from unconventional…
Oil sands environmental record improving, conference hears
Energy industry seeks to satisfy expectations from regulators at the World Heavy Oil Congress in Edmonton.
NAFTA environmental body wants to probe tailings leakage
Commission says Canada has failed to counter evidence that it’s turning a blind eye to toxic leakage in the oil sands.
Regulator, industry find oil sands cleanup harder than first thought
Alberta’s energy regulator finds no oilsands companies affected by tailings reduction rules have met targets.
Suncor ordered to fix toxic treatment pond by end of April
Toxicity in Suncor wastewater pond found to exceed allowable limits.
SNC Lavalin shouldn’t sell concessions to unlock value: Jarislowsky
Company’s largest shareholder would oppose efforts to sell its largest concessions.