Ninety-nine young environmental activists achieved their goal on Parliament Hill on Monday by carrying out acts of civil disobedience. The boisterous group climbed over restricted-area police barricades near the Peace Tower.
Those arrested were part of a group of 200 protesting the possible construction of the Alberta to B.C. Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.
Some . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Young activists win ‘badge of honour’ with civil disobedience in Ottawa
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is “very excited” about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September.
“They’ve made such a difference,” Miller told The Toronto Star, “and to be part of an organization that knows how to make real change is a unique opportunity.”
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A coalition of environmental, civil rights and democracy reform groups today called upon Duke Energy to join the 38 other companies that have left the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. In their letter sent to Duke CEO Jim Rogers this morning, the coalition requests that Duke Energy "disassociate and stop . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Coalition Calls On Duke Energy To Dump American Legislative Exchange Council
TransCanada was once in the limelight and targeted for its Keystone XL pipeline project. Now, with few eyes watching, it is pushing along two key pipeline projects that would bring two respective forms of what energy geopolitics scholar Michael Klare calls "extreme energy" to lucrative export markets.
Pipeline one: the southern segment of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada
Now that the web of Keystone XL tar sands industry lobbyists connected to Hillary Clinton has grown far beyond Paul Elliott, DeSmogBlog, Oil Change International, The Other 98% and Friends of the Earth have produced a new white board infographic t… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Keystone XL Lobbyists Web of Corruption Infographic
Hillary Keystone XL pipeline.png Hillary Clinton and the State Department have the final word on whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, unless President Obama intervenes. The infl… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Hillary Clinton’s Keystone XL Crony Lobbyists Problem
Kochtopus money bags.png On the heels of a 21-page investigative article by Bloomberg Magazine, which covered the high crimes and misdemeanors of the Koch Brothers, Koch Industries,… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Koch Brothers Dishonest About Keystone XL, Tar Sands Interest
Hillary-Keystone XL.png Friends of the Earth today released "deeply disturbing" emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request illustrating "pro-pipeline bias and com… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: State Department Emails Reveal Cozy Relationship With TransCanada Lobbyist
Elliott-Clinton.png Friends of the Earth today filed a request with the U.S. Department of Justice [PDF] asking the DOJ to investigate whether Paul Elliott, the notorious TransCanada tar sands lo… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Friends of the Earth Asks Justice Department To Investigate TransCanada lobbyist Paul Elliott
Tar Sands by Robert van Waarden.png Below is a compilation of fact sheets, information resources and action items from environmental groups, governments and other groups surrounding the Keystone … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Action Page