The following definition of greenwashing is offered by Wikipedia: Greenwashing (a compound word modelled on “whitewash”), or “green sheen,” is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.
Most of us, I am sure, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Effective Counter To Oil Companies’ Greenwash Propaganda
The Alberta tar sands aren’t only environmentally friendly, they’re good for the ozone layer, they will stop illiteracy and alleviate erectile dysfunction; and that’s just the tip of the melting iceberg! Don’t believe me? The Canadian federal government can’t stop gushing over them, so they must be out-of-this-world amazing! * * StopGreenWash.ca Great Plains Tar . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Harper Government: Making The North Pole Safe, For Oil Companies & You
Monday, April 8, 2013
A press release issued last Tuesday (April 2nd), by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) concerning a proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Export Terminal at Kitimat, BC referred to the "strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012)." This term appears literally tens of thousands . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: On Greenwashing Canada’s Enviro-Assessment Laws
Alas, the Green Party didn’t pick any seats up in the Nov 26 Canadian federal by-elections. While their strong showings probably count as a real moral victory, I imagine at this stage they’d prefer amoral, real victories. 😉 As it turns out, Parliament’s composition is unchanged, “while my green heart gently weeps”. Despite donating to […] . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Green byelection blues
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At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, former Vice President Al Gore called the possibility of fossil fuel corporations extracting oil shale "utter insanity."
Insanity, though, doesn't serve as a hinderance for deeply entrenched and powerful fossil fuel interests.
Oil shale, also known as kerogen, should not be confused with shale gas . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Does Red Leaf’s "EcoShale" Technology Greenwash Oil Shale Extraction?