Canada's tar sands

Canada’s tar sands are a growing ecological disaster. While being used to extract some of the dirtiest and most carbon intensive forms of oil in the world, the process of production has left a trillion litres of toxic waste in reservoirs now leaching across Northern Alberta.

To save the climate, we must stop growing the tar sands.

Vancouver-based company Teck Resources is seeking federal cabinet approval to build the largest tar sands mine Canada has ever seen.

Nearly double the size of the City of Vancouver, Teck’s Frontier Mine project would release a shocking amount of carbon pollution, (more than putting 1.2 million cars on the road), making it impossible to meet our international climate commitments. Teck’s mine would destroy old-growth forests, critical fish habitat, and lead to the permanent loss of 14,000 hectares of wetlands. 


Canada's tar sands: a timeline

Latest Press Releases and Blogs

06, Feb 2020
OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Environmental groups are calling on the government to fully reject the Teck Frontier oilsands mine, and are...
Activists rallied outside before delivering the petition to Minister Wilkinson's staff
24, Jan 2020
UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY (NORTH VANCOUVER, BC) — Climate activists delivered a petition signed by more than 40,000 people to Minister...
Proposed Teck Frontier mine site and area to be impacted, Photo by Garth Lenz.
23, Jan 2020
UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY (NORTH VANCOUVER, BC) — On Friday, climate activists will deliver a petition signed by more than 40,000...