A report by the Royal Society of Canada says there are major research gaps when it comes to understanding the environmental impacts of oil spills in water.

The Energy East project to transport crude oil across the country in unused natural gas pipelines is the safest method of transportation available, according to a TransCanada Corp. spokesman.

The leader of one of the largest union groups in North America called U.S. President Barack Obama a “hypocrite” for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and insisted the Alberta-to-Texas project will get built.

Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a climate change plan that will give oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders say.

Canada’s environmental review of existing applications for crude oil pipeline projects is continuing despite the new Liberal government’s plans to make the assessment process more robust, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Wednesday.

State Department spokesman says there was no legal requirement to pause US review, a request seen by many as an attempt to avert rejection from Obama

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