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Anti-Oil Sands Comedy Video Forced Off YouTube by Alberta Government

Anti-Oil Sands Comedy Video Forced Off YouTube by Alberta Government
Travel Alberta is not pleased with Andy Cobb and Mike Damanskis, two L.A.-based comedians raising funds to travel to the province’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial project. Today, Travel Alberta filed an official complaint with YouTube, claiming the comedy duo’s crowdfunding pitch video “Welcome to Fort McMoney” was in violation of copyright law for commenting on segments of the tourism board’s “Remember to Breathe” advertisements. YouTube has since removed the video.
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Dents and Faulty Welds Found Along Keystone XL Pipeline

Dents and Faulty Welds Found Along Keystone XL Pipeline
If an ecologically hazardous accident happens to TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, we can't say we weren't forewarned. Of course, the warning would be more clear and concise if the State Department would honor even one of numerous Freedom of Information Act requests about the project.
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Native Canadian Tribe Challenges Shell Oil's Tar Sands Expansion With Treaty Protections Signed in 1899

Yesterday the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) announced their plans to constitutionally challenge Shell Oil Canada's expansion of the Jackpine Mine tar sands project. The project expansion would threaten the resources needed to sustain rights protected under Treaty 8, which the ACFN signed in 1899 at Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca. A joint federal-provincial review panel will hear the challenge - the first of its kind to appear before such a group - on October 23rd, 6 days before the Jackpine Mine expansion application will make its own appearance before the panel on October 29.
The Jackpine Mine expansion would disturb 12,719 hectares of land and destroy 21 kilometers of the culturally significant Muskeg River, according to ACFN's press release issued yesterday.
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