Alberta Tar Sands

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Getting to Zero

Canada Confronts Global Warming

In this book, long-time social and environmental activist Tony Clarke provides hard-to-find information and analysis about what Canada is and is not doing as of 2018 to get to zero emissions. He … 248 View

Tar Sands Showdown

Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change

Canada’s oil patch is booming. The Alberta tar sands have become the next big oil source for the United States, replacing Saudi Arabia. Within the next 15 years, Canada will be pumping four … 312 View
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Introduction

From: Getting to Zero

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Identifies how the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray should cause Canada to confront climate change. Discusses how oil sand production has increased and why this needs to change for Canada to … 7 $0.70 Add
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Preface

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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Outlines the author’s fascination with the tar sands, the three trips that he has taken to them, why the third trip was exponential different due to the changes in Canada, outlines the … 6 $0.60 Add
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Big Oil Takes Control

From: The Big Stall

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Analyzes the rise of neo-liberalism think tanks in Canada and their impact on energy policy through the 1970s and 1980s. Trudeau’s Keynesian interventions such as the NEP and Petro Canada … 18 $1.80 Add
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Crude Awakening

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter covers the early development of the tar sands with the following subsections: (a) black gold: the pioneers who developed the technology to extract oil from the tar sands; (b) land … 38 $3.80 Add
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A Triple Crisis

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter discusses the convergence of three global and potentially deadly crises with implications for the development of the tar sands: (a) peak oil: the end of cheap, abundant supplies of … 38 $3.80 Add
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Energy Superpower

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter concerns the promotion of Canada as “the world’s next energy superpower,” largely because of the development of the tar sands, with these themes: (a) corporate … 41 $4.10 Add
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Fuelling America

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter argues that the prime reason for the rapid development of the tar sands is to provide a secure source of oil supplies for the US. Its sections are (a) America’s oil addiction: … 41 $4.10 Add
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Ecological Nightmare

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter discusses the multiple forms of environmental damage caused by the massive development of the tar sands for crude exports to the US: (a) global warming: the emergence of the tar … 41 $4.10 Add
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Social Upheaval

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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Chapter 6 discusses the many ways in which the development of the tar sands has become a caldron that is brewing with social conflicts and tensions: (a) social conflicts: ranging from the … 39 $3.90 Add
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Resistance Movement

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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Chapter 7 discusses the building of a social movement of resistance against the massive and rapid development of the tar sands for crude exports to the US: (a) campaign networks: the various … 35 $3.50 Add
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Dream Change

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This final chapter discusses the need to start changing the dream of the good life based on accumulating wealth and power, including our model of industrialization, and developing strategies for … 40 $4.00 Add
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Duped and How

A Case Study: Foreign-Funded Radicals

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Never has there been a greater disparity between what scientists say we should be concerned about and what members of government and the oil and gas industry are doing. In this case study I … 15 $1.50 Add
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Peter Lougheed and the rise of the oil sands

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft examines Peter Lougheed’s government in Alberta and the rise of the oil sands paying particular attention to Lougheed’s stance against … 11 $1.10 Add
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Oil Sands Binges, Rebrands

From: The Big Stall

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Analyzes the relationship between the oil industry and the Alberta government. The industry’s approach shifted to accepting a cap on carbon emissions which permitted ongoing operations and … 21 $2.10 Add