Politics and its Discontents: A Sordid Story

While it is yet too early to tell how the new Trudeau government will handle the environmental and climate change file, early indications are promising. Minster Catherine McKenna has said that with regard to future pipeline proposals, assessments will be “based on science” and ensure Canadians can participate in the hearings. During the campaign, the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Lego Pimps Your Kids’ Brains For Shell Oil

This is just too much. Lego has teamed up with Shell Oil to pimp your kids’ brains for Shell. We need to be helping our children understand that our future lies in the post-carbon energy infrastructure and things like solar roadways. Here’s one way to do that, at Lego Block Shell. Another is to share ...

Cowichan Conversations: It is a Long Fracking Road From Heaven To Shell!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger I have been caught napping over the degree and scope of the “Fracking” being done and projected in North Eastern BC. It is easy to lose focus, I mean it is way up there somewhere. Never mind the stories, accusations, suspicions, fears that follow and precede “Fracking” operations. It is happening. ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Yes Men Strike Back

Clever lads.  Hope they don’t get sued.  Here are some of the people they faked into thinking the vid was real.  Here’s the “making of” story

DeSmogBlog: TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada

shutterstock_48011347.jpg 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 the originally proposed ...

DeSmogBlog: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Larger Than Originally Claimed

shutterstock_88735852.jpg Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell early this week, unveiling documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill. The documents indicate that the Shell spill released 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal ...