BAD NEWS, CANADA! The Province of Alberta and the Canadian Government have agreed to loosen environmental monitoring efforts in the Alberta Tar Sands Area.

The Tar Sands are already one of the very worst environmental disasters in the modern world today. Its had to find much worse!

Currently, the oil extracted is not commercially viable with world oil prices being the way they are today. Wildlife of all kinds has been negatively affected by this giant cesspool in this northern part of Alberta. Twenty-five percent of Alberta’s ground water is required in the refining of this dirty crude…

What benefit is this oil patch with its oil-filled settling ponds, low cash return and general major pollution issues? Many of the oil companies have pulled out of this province — it just isn’t worth it to anybody.

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

NWF Press Release (NEW ORLEANS April 7, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation report from Restore The Gulf website summarizes the latest information available about ten wildlife species that were affected by the “ecosystem-level injury to the northern Gulf of Mexico.” as well as the restoration efforts underway — what constitutes the largest ecosystem restoration […]

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Trump Administration Guts National Environmental Policy Act — Natural History Wanderings

EarthJustice News Release Final Council on Environmental Quality regulations to trigger legal challenges The Trump administration finalized its proposal to gut more than 40 years of settled environmental law. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the final text of a sweeping rule which will eviscerate core components of the National Environmental Policy […]

Trump Administration Guts National Environmental Policy Act — Natural History Wanderings

THE BADGER-TWO MEDICINE AREAToo Sacred To Drill Victory: Court rules these lands too sacred to drill For more than 10,000 years, the Badger-Two Medicine area has provided strength, subsistence, and cultural identity for members of the Blackfeet Nation. This week, a federal court rejected the last remaining oil and gas drilling lease in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine […]

via Too Sacred To Drill — Eslkevin’s Blog

Ottawa on Friday announced a $750-million fund for cracking down on methane, which is sometimes flared off from oil and gas operations. Alberta Energy Regulator photo Canada is putting a combined $2.5 billion toward cleaning up thousands of risky, contaminated oil and gas wells and cutting a potent form of carbon pollution, Prime Minister Justin […]

via Trudeau pumps $1.7 billion into cleaning orphan and inactive wells — County Sustainability Group