Canadian Appeals Court Blocks Canadian Federal Government From Expanding Tar Sands Pipeline

( an NGO who also contributed to the fight) Not all oil is the same. Tar sands are a particularly dirty variant and Canada has a lot of it. These pipelines, including the more well known Keystone pipeline make the oil more cost effective, thus increasing its usage. Fortunately the Canadian courts are considering not just the financial benefits, but the environmental costs and the rights of First Nations indigenous people.

Elisabeth Soto