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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Notley should avoid getting dragged into oilsands election trap

When Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper claimed on the campaign trail last week that Alberta’s new government was “a disaster,” Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci calmly and cautiously responded. But when Mr. Harper again criticized Alberta’s new… Continue Reading →

Left Over: A Prophet Is Always Without Honour In Their Own Country….

NDP candidate Linda McQuaig’s comment on oilsands stirs up hornet’s nest Linda McQuaig says ‘a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground,’ in calling for environment

The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 09, 2015 10:25 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 11:51 AM ET

 

 

Gee, . . . → Read More: Left Over: A Prophet Is Always Without Honour In Their Own Country….

A. Picazo: As Some Fight To “Take Alberta Back,” Others Work To Move It Forward

In 1954, when the U.S. Senate voted to censure Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy, a man whose motivations were deemed “evil and unmatched in malice,” it closed the book on a particularly shameful chapter of American politics; One marked by relentless character assassinations, vicious demagoguery, and incessant partisan witch hunts. The extent to which the . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: As Some Fight To “Take Alberta Back,” Others Work To Move It Forward

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta Politics Catch Up: Pipelines, Planes, Cities and Rob Anders

TweetSpending a few days in another province can sometimes give you a different perspective on important national issues. Spending the last week in British Columbia served as a good reminder to this political watcher about how emotional the debate around pipelines and the Oilsands are in Alberta’s neighbouring province. While I am sure opinion is . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta Politics Catch Up: Pipelines, Planes, Cities and Rob Anders

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Tar sands pollutants contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods: Report

A new study confirms that pollutants from the Alberta tar sands contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods.

The post Tar sands pollutants contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods: Report appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: A Liberal win in Fort McMurray-Athasbasca would send shockwaves to Ottawa

TweetTomorrow, voters in four federal ridings across Canada, including Alberta’s Fort McMurray-Athabasca and Macleod, have an opportunity to choose their next Member of Parliament. Paying close attention to a by-election campaign may not be the most thrilling activity to occupy your time during the summer months, but it is an important one. Voters in southern . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: A Liberal win in Fort McMurray-Athasbasca would send shockwaves to Ottawa

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Final Tar Sands Healing Walk Under Way In Fort McMurray, Alberta

Hundreds of people from all over Turtle Island are currently participating in this weekend’s fifth and “final” tar sands Healing Walk, taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The post Final Tar Sands Healing Walk Under Way In Fort McMurray, Alberta appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Stephen Harper’s National Energy Program May Do More Damage Than OPEC

” I witnessed first-hand the movement of an economy from historic boom to deep recession in a matter of months. A radical, interventionist blueprint of economic nationalism, the NEP caused the oil industry to flee, businesses to close and the real estate market to crash. The lives of honest, hard-working Albertans were upended and . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Stephen Harper’s National Energy Program May Do More Damage Than OPEC

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Who wants to be leader of the Alberta NDP?

TweetWhile most political chatter in Alberta is focused on how big Jim Prentice’s victory will be on the first ballot of the Progressive Conservative leadership vote on September 6, there is another race about to begin – the race to become the leader of the Alberta NDP. At his press conference announcing departure, outgoing NDP . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Who wants to be leader of the Alberta NDP?

reeves report: NEB finds compliance issues with TransCanada’s environmental protections

A series of five extensive audits of TransCanada Pipelines Management Program by the National Energy Board came back with only minor issues the regulator is asking the energy giant to iron out.

TransCanada pipeline.

“NEB audits proactively identify those aspects of a company’s management system that are working well along with those that need . . . → Read More: reeves report: NEB finds compliance issues with TransCanada’s environmental protections

The Ranting Canadian:             The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry,…

The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry, the Conservative Party and the right-wing media has gone all-out in its attacks on Neil Young for his stance against their destructive policies and actions. One thing that these corporate wolves and subservient sheep overlook is that, of course, Neil Young is right.

. . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian:             The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry,…

ParliamANT Hill: MusiciAnt keeps rockin’ the ConservAntives’ world

Inspired by this headline: http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/neil-young-keeps-rockin-conservatives-world

Left Over: The Emperor Prorogues, Then comes to BC with his Rogues….

Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push B.C. First Nations leaders to meet with key federal officials Sept. 23 in Vancouver By Chris Hall, national affairs editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 12, 2013 6:03 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013 7:21 AM PT

 

We are ready for whatever BS ol’ Emperor Steve and . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Emperor Prorogues, Then comes to BC with his Rogues….

ParliamANT Hill: MusiciAnt songs banned on radio station

Inspired by this headline:  http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2013/09/12/neil_youngs_music_banned_from_radio_station_after_hiroshima_remark.html

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Keystone XL … Why?

I’ve generally stayed quiet on the subject of Keystone XL.  Not because I don’t have opinions about the pipeline, or questions about it, but because the entire proposition has struck me as rather ridiculous from the outset.

Think about it for a moment.  Here we are, investing billions of dollars to extract bitumen from the . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Keystone XL … Why?

Politics, Re-Spun: New, Better Jobs Building a Green Energy Infrastructure

Let’s go post-carbon and transform Big Carbon jobs into green jobs!

We are so addicted to carbon-based energy: oil, gas, coal, LNG plants, fracking, pipelines, tanker spills.

It gets so discouraging sometimes.

But something that the post-carbon energy infrastructure advocates are missing out on, I think, is promoting more of a response to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: New, Better Jobs Building a Green Energy Infrastructure

eaves.ca: Some Nice Journalistic Data Visualization – Global’s Crude Awakening

Over at Global, David Skok and his team have created a very nice visualization of the over 28,666 crude oil spills that have happened on Alberta pipelines over the last 37 years (that’s about two a day). Indeed, for good measure they’ve also visualized the additional 31,453 spills of “other” substance carried by Alberta pipeline . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Some Nice Journalistic Data Visualization – Global’s Crude Awakening

Susan on the Soapbox: Will Platts Pop Alberta’s “Bitumen Bubble”?

Platts, a global company with a remarkably flaccid name, finds itself smack in the middle of an international price fixing scandal and I really hope the Alberta government is paying attention!

Last week the European Commission storm troopers, sorry, inspectors, raided the offices of BP, Shell and Statoil, three of the most significant oil . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Will Platts Pop Alberta’s “Bitumen Bubble”?

eaves.ca: How not to sell the Oil Sands

If you haven’t read Tzeporah Berman’s Daily Kos piece – My Government Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change – go check it out. It’s amazing to see how out of sync, and behind the ball, the government has gotten on this issue.

Indeed, the current government really is becoming the best weapon opponents to the pipelines . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: How not to sell the Oil Sands

eaves.ca: How not to sell the Oil Sands

If you haven’t read Tzeporah Berman’s Daily Kos piece – My Government Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change – go check it out. It’s amazing to see how out of sync, and behind the ball, the government has gotten on this issue.

Indeed, the current government really is becoming the best weapon opponents to the pipelines . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: How not to sell the Oil Sands

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Facilities Pollute Athabasca River: Ecojustice

By: EcoJustice (Press Release) | Mar 5, 2013: EDMONTON — Ecojustice, armed with research that shows how toxic oilsands emissions are contaminating the Athabasca River, has called on the federal government to investigate whether oilsands operators have violated the Fisheries Act. “Canadians have the right to know how oilsands production impacts our air, water and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Facilities Pollute Athabasca River: Ecojustice

The Ranting Canadian: Eventually people will have to get it through their heads that…

Eventually people will have to get it through their heads that cleaner alternative energy isn’t just for tree-hugging hippies. Eventually these energy sources — along with energy conservation, reducing/re-using other products, and population redu… . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Eventually people will have to get it through their heads that…

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction

Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction (via Desmogblog) By 2035 operators in Alberta’s tar sands expect to produce 5 million barrels of the world’s most environmentally dirty and energy intensive oil per day. Current daily production hovers around 2 million barrels. According to a recent Conference Board of . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: First Nation: Bill C-45 allows tar sands industry to destroy vital waterways and treaty rights

by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Today the conservative government tabled a new version of Bill C-45, a 443-page bill, to implement its federal budget. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) was taken aback by the proposed amendments stating they are indicative of the further erosion of Treaty rights in Canada. ACFN leadership is particularly worried . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: First Nation: Bill C-45 allows tar sands industry to destroy vital waterways and treaty rights

DeSmogBlog: Latest Pro-Keystone XL Website Backed by GOP Special Interest Group

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This morning, the latest in pro-tar sands spin went live. KeystoneXLNow.com takes aim at President Obama for failing to approve the Keystone XL project (even though the White House just announced approval of the southern leg today), calling it "an affront to millions of Americans out of work and an outrage to . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Latest Pro-Keystone XL Website Backed by GOP Special Interest Group