On Wednesday, over 40 Canadian groups wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet and urged them to reject the pressure to champion the expansion of tar sands operations and pipelines. The post Trudeau urged to reject pressure to ch… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau urged to reject pressure to champion expansion of tar sands operations, pipelines
In this illuminating piece, Seattle journalist Erika Lundahl examines how, in Alberta, First Nations are forced to “engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with” Big Oil “in order to survive.” The post In Alberta, First Nations engag… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Alberta, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with Big Oil
This amazing Al Jazeera short documentary describes how the Alberta tar sands operations are destroying Mother Earth and the lives of First Nation communities in the heart of the tar sands. The post Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO] a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO]
More than 140 Canadian physicians and medical students have signed a letter demanding bold Liberal action on climate change after the COP21 conference. The post COP21: 140 Physicians Demand Bold Canadian Action Against Climate Change appeared first on … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: COP21: 140 Physicians Demand Bold Canadian Action Against Climate Change
The Oil and Gas crowd are an addicted and confused force that take up air and space at a time when change is begging for action.
Somewhat like the ‘Flat Earther’s refusal to get that
Hillary Clinton’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is bad news for U.S. Republicans, Alberta tar sands profiteers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
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Energy East must respect treaty and Aboriginal rights, says the Ontario Energy Board in its just-released review of TransCanada’s proposed pipeline.
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TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline carries more risks, such as oil spills, than rewards, for Ontario and First Nations, says the Ontario Energy Board in a new report.
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Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau attacked NDP candidate Linda McQuaig for repeating the wildly-published scientific fact that some of Alberta’s tar sands must “remain in the ground” to limit global warming.
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Stephen Harper told a lot of lies during his launch of the 2015 federal election campaign, and during the first national leaders debate, hosted by Maclean’s Magazine.
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The case for constructing more pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands Kill Our Biosphere Extravaganza to the rest of the world weakened when a new pipeline, armed with state of the art accident notification system quietly ruptured and had the never not to notify anyone until a couple of football fields worth of sludge . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Oily Beaver Mayhem – Nexen Pipeline Leak
A documentary warning of the consequences of the unbridled expansion of Canada’s destructive tar sands, and the rise of extreme energy, is in the works.
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David Suzuki explains how the Koch Brothers, the largest U.S. leaseholder in the Alberta tar sands, use their vast wealth to fund climate change denial.
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By excluding climate change from the forthcoming review of the proposed Energy East project, the NEB is prioritizing Big oil’s anti-environment interests.
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#GlobalDivestmentDay: Canadian climate justice activists disrupted the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange, demanded immediate divestment from fossil fuels.
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TweetWhat’s going on in South Portland, Maine? Elected officials in the port city are on the verge of banning crude oil from Canada’s tar sands from entering their port. With a large and busy port, South Portland is the home of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line, which pumps millions of barrels of oil each year. According . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta oil sands not welcome in South Portland, Maine
I don’t normally reprint news releases. This time I will make an exception. At the end of the news release are two videos I recorded earlier this year that speak to this issue. In the first, Dr. Stéphane McLachlan, of the Environmental Conservation Lab at the University of Manitoba, talks about the research that is . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: The Athabaska Oil Sands: Enough to make you sick. Real sick.
“History will reflect on this moment and it will be clear to our children and grandchildren if you made the right choice,” laureates remind President Obama as the world awaits his decision on the Keystone XL pipeline
by: Obert Madondo | April 17, 2014
To show leadership on climate change and leave a lasting legacy, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Ex-US president Jimmy Carter urges Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline
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Could this be a ‘Canadian Spring’- an awakening to the fact that ‘Thugs in Suits’ are hijacking our country, selling out our natural resources to the Chinese and sacrifing our environment at every level.
Harper’s War on Science has gone to far for Canadians to stomach.
His actions and those . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Neil Young-Diana Krall To Help Bankroll First Nation’s Tar Sands Battle
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We are living in a world dominated by the Oil and Gas industry, crooked bankers, and surveillance of citizens throughout the world.
These attacks on our rights to privacy have been driven by the Obama administration and have seen our Canadian Prime Minister Harper embrace the CIA and NSA even . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Singer Neil Young Campaigning Against Oil & Gas Dependence
TransCanada Pipelines’ proposed “Energy East” pipeline project, which is intended to transport Alberta tar sands crude to eastern Canada, is meeting growing opposition from First Nations, environmentalists and citizens who live along the planned route.
The Winnipeg chapter of the Council of Canadians, along with Idle No More and the Boreal Forest Network held a . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: No Prairie Pipeline
President Obama acknowledges that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s ability to create jobs is exaggerated, but won’t publicly acknowledge the pipeline’s climate impact.
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