Alberta Tar Sands Exxon Mobil Corporation Imperial Oil Kearl Lake

and in oily tar sands news…

Habitat – 1
Imperial Oil – 0 (well, not really zero, but for the purpose of this post…)

A major oil sands expansion has been thrown into doubt as it has lost a critical permit to proceed. The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has revoked the water permit for Imperial Oil’s Kearl expansion in the Athabasca oil sands.

A spokesman from the DFO said “[Imperial Oil has been notified by letter that they are not authorized to procees with any works or undertakings that will cause harmful alteration or disruption or destruction of fish habitats or that destroys fish.”

Imperial Oil is majority owned by the Exxon Mobil Corporation.