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Feb 13, 2018
Syncrude's Mildred Lake site, plant and tailings ponds Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: Wikipedia

NAFTA's mandatory energy exporting rule must go

Gordon Laxer
Big oil corporations can make any decisions they want regarding the amounts and kinds of oil exported from Canada for profit reasons, but Canada's governments are hamstrung from making such decisions.
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Oct 9, 2015

After the sands: Demand less

Gordon Laxer
In this final instalment of exclusive excerpts from Gordon Laxer's new book After the Sands: How to survive a resource-limited future.
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Oct 8, 2015

After the sands: Pipelines or pipe dreams

Gordon Laxer
In today's excerpt from Gordon Laxer's After the Sands: Pipelines were once thought of as merely ways to convey oil and natural gas. No longer. They now convey controversy.
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Oct 6, 2015

NAFTA and proportionality: A devil's bargain

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This week we're featuring an excerpt a day from Gordon Laxer's new book After the Sands. Today: how Canada squanders its advantage when it comes to our oil resources.
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Feb 6, 2015
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Alberta needs a low-carbon plan

Gordon Laxer
As Alberta's economic engine falters, now is a good time to rethink the province putting all its eggs in bitumen's basket.

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