Schistes bitumineux et XL pipeline project

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Le département des transports américain a prévenu, jeudi 2 janvier, que le pétrole extrait des gisements de schiste du bassin de Bakken, dans le nord des Etats-Unis, était probablement « plus inflammable que le pétrole brut traditionnel ». « D'après des inspections préliminaires conduites après les récents déraillements dans le Dakota du Nord, en Alabama », et au Québec, impliquant du pétrole brut du gisement de Bakken, l'agence de sécurité des oléoducs et des matériaux dangereux (PHMSA) « requiert de tester correctement, signaler et classifier, et, quand c'est nécessaire, de dégazéifier suffisamment les matériaux dangereux avant leur transport ». Trois trains ont déraillé, deux aux Etats-Unis et un au Canada, entraînant de graves incendies ces six derniers mois. Etats-Unis : inquiétudes sur l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste Etats-Unis : inquiétudes sur l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste
WASHINGTON –- A group of Democratic Senators and House members expressed concern Friday that trade negotiators are trying to undermine fuel standards in the European Union so that the U.S. can export tar sands oil from the Keystone XL pipeline. The EU has a policy known as the Fuel Quality Directive, which calls for a 6 percent reduction in emissions from transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel by 2020. As part of that, the EU wants to assign values to different types of fuel based on the emissions they generate. Tar sands oil, which has much higher emissions than conventional crude, would be assigned a higher value under the system. A letter from 21 Senators and House members cites "troubling" reports that the U.S. might be working to undermine those rules as part of the negations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil
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What do you do when monstrous piles of dusty black carbon move into your city? If you’re Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, you issue an order demanding that they be removed. And after that’s ignored, you issue another. The city’s riverfront has been blighted by huge, uncovered piles of petroleum coke since a local refinery began processing Canadian tar-sands oil in November. Kochs must move their massive piles of tar-sands waste, Detroit mayor says Kochs must move their massive piles of tar-sands waste, Detroit mayor says
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Sables bitumineux - Greenpeace accuse Ottawa et Shell de complicité
Thousands of Americans have petitioned, marched, and been arrested in an effort to stop the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In fact, a poll [PDF] conducted in early 2012 showed that, when fully educated about what tar sands oil really is, and where the oil flowing through the pipeline would actually end up, a majority of Americans oppose the pipeline. Despite this overwhelming demonstration of disapproval, the White House refuses to keep its promise of moving America beyond oil. Portions of the Keystone XL are already under construction, and Big Oil is using its financial and political clout to make sure the rest of this cross-country pipeline follows suit. Many people make judgement about energy based on the things that affect them most: the price of gas or their personal utility bill. Why Tar Sands Oil Is The Dirtiest On Earth [Video] Why Tar Sands Oil Is The Dirtiest On Earth [Video]
The Harper Conservatives are well known for being defenders of the oil sands (no matter what effect they have on the climate), going so far as to modify the environmental assessment process in the latest budget so the project can go ahead more quickly. The Tories became vicious when Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair suggested the Alberta oil sands were artificially inflating the Canadian dollar and that was hurting other industries across the country, particularly manufacturing in Ontario. The Tories demanded that Mulcair visit the oil sands before having any such opinion on them, and suggested that he could not have an open mind when he scheduled his visit. Oil Sands Fever and Lack of Environmental Review Oil Sands Fever and Lack of Environmental Review
Written by Jason Mark Chief Allan Adam, the head of the Fort Chipewyan community in the far north of Alberta, has been fishing in Lake Athabasca for all of his life. His father, now 76 years old, has been fishing there even longer. Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines
ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again ExxonMobil’s 1940s-era Pegasus pipeline has been shut down since it ruptured more than a month ago in the Arkansas town of Mayflower, spilling tar-sands oil and making a big mess. But the company is legendary when it comes to spilling oil, and it wasn’t going to let a little pipeline shutdown hold back its oil-spilling ways. The very same pipeline that blackened Mayflower has leaked oil into a yard and killed plants in Doniphan, Mo., some 170 miles northeast of Mayflower. From KFVS Channel 12: ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again
Paris ne veut plus pénaliser les sables bitumineux La France a mis fin à son soutien à une directive européenne qui vise à désigner les sables bitumineux canadiens comme la forme de pétrole de loin la plus néfaste pour le climat, a-t-on appris auprès de diverses sources proches du dossier. Adoptée en avril 2009, cette directive sur la qualité des carburants « tarde depuis à être mise en œuvre » (comme il est pudiquement écrit dans les dépêches des agences de presse). La plupart des pays européens soutiennent ce texte, qui doit aider à réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Parmi ses adversaires figurent notamment la Grande-Bretagne, les Pays-Bas, l'Italie et, désormais, la France (mais avec une certaine discrétion, comme on va le voir...)
February 21, 2012 - Only a Couple Days to Support European Union Labeling of Tar Sands as Highly Polluting Additional Background BREAKING UPDATE: EU blocks passage of Canada’s ‘tar sands’ ranking The vote by a European Commission committee to label Alberta oil sands as a highly polluting source of oil has failed. Proponents of the tar sand fuel quality directive listing failed to win a majority of votes in favor, but neither was there a majority to kill the proposal. As a result, the directive will be taken up by a committee of EU ministers in the coming months.
Le gaz de schiste en France ? Un mirage économique Le dossier écologique du gaz de schiste est désastreux. Le blog de nongazdeschisteinfos
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