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Alberta Politics: OMG! Energy industry faces ‘existential threat’ from Hollywood, ‘ever-growing matrix of activists’

PHOTOS: Brad Wall, increasingly the Mr. Disagreeable of Confederation. Below: Calgary’s Glenmore Reservoir as dreamed of by supporters of the Saskatchewan Party of Alberta. Actual Calgary beaches may not appear exactly as illustrated, either with reg… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: OMG! Energy industry faces ‘existential threat’ from Hollywood, ‘ever-growing matrix of activists’

Things Are Good: Shell Stops Efforts to Drill in the Arctic

For a while now Shell has been trying to suck oil in the arctic. Arctic drilling is extremely dangerous and Shell’s efforts in the north have been ridiculed by Greenpeace. Greenpeace’s efforts have been matched by a ton of organizations (mostly on the west coast) also trying to stop Shell’s folly.

The sane eco-conscious . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Shell Stops Efforts to Drill in the Arctic

The Disaffected Lib: The Enemy Within. At Some Point You Have to Take Sides.

Don’t waste your breath.  It’s futile to try to work with energy giants on environmental issues at least according to one of Britain’s leading environmentalists, Jonathon Porritt, who has thrown in the towel after years of trying to work with companies such as BP and Shell.

Jonathon Porritt said “hydrocarbon supremacists” at the companies had . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Enemy Within. At Some Point You Have to Take Sides.

Things Are Good: Rockefellers Got Rich From Oil, Switching to Renewables

As the UN climate summit continues there is good news coming from it. It’s worth noting that Canada is not part of any of this good news thanks to the climate-change denying Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The “pro-corprate” Harper is actively doing the opposite of corporations: supporting renewable energy. Even Shell (of all companies!) has . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Rockefellers Got Rich From Oil, Switching to Renewables

350 or bust: LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Via Greenpeace International: Shell’s global advertising deal with LEGO is part of a carefully thought-out strategy by Shell to buy friends who can make its controversial Arctic drilling plans look acceptable and misleadingly associate it with positive values. LEGO is one of the most beloved and admired toy companies in the world, and Shell knows . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Cowichan Conversations: The Ukraine Crisis – It Is All About Control of Oil and Gas

Cold War propaganda has been ratcheted up considerably as the US continues its efforts to gain control and influence in the region that began a decade ago. Exxon, Shell and Chevron have invested heavily.

Much of the western media has been unquestionably advancing the side of goodness and light ( the US interests) while . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ukraine Crisis – It Is All About Control of Oil and Gas

Politics, Re-Spun: More Clever Climate Change Awareness Actions!

…Burning oil caused the melting in the first place…

A week ago [was it that long?] two climate change activists pulled a Yes Men on our greatest employee, Mr. Stephen Harper.

But last summer, you may not have seen an equally clever, but more hi-tech, stunt by Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: More Clever Climate Change Awareness Actions!

Cowichan Conversations: BC’s Troubled Waters-Wilderness Committee Video Tells The Story

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Despite risk to marine ecosystem White House reaffirms commitment to Arctic drilling

As US renews pledge to drill in Arctic waters, Greenland places moratorium on new leases By: Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams: A White House official reaffirmed Wednesday the Obama administration’s commitment to the Arctic offshore drilling program despite the “dangerous risk” of catastrophic consequences for the pristine marine ecosystem. Speaking via video […]

The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Despite risk to marine ecosystem White House reaffirms commitment to Arctic drilling

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 7 2012: Liveable Ottawa | Shell oil rig Alaskan disaster

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about the Shell drilling rig that ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island at the end of December and we discuss the City of Ottawa’s “Liveable Ottawa” plan. We also have a special guest editorial from Grist.org columnist David Roberts who will explain why . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 7 2012: Liveable Ottawa | Shell oil rig Alaskan disaster

DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

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Most people think of downtown Houston, Texas as ground zero for the oil and gas industry. Houston, after all, serves as home base for corporate headquarters of oil and gas giants, including the likes of BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Company, to name a few.

Comparably speaking, few would think of Wilmington, Delaware in . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

DeSmogBlog: How Do You Spend $375 Million A Day? Ask The Oil Industry

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The average U.S. household has seen both their net worth and their average income steadily decline over the last seven years. Unemployment in the United States still remains at uncomfortably high levels, and the poverty rate is about to reach highs that haven’t been seen since the 1960’s. But as average . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How Do You Spend $375 Million A Day? Ask The Oil Industry

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

From The Post Carbon Institute comes this catchy video, We Quite You, Keystone XL (It’s Not Us, It’s You): * Until we show fossil fuel companies that we’re ready for something new, pipelines like Keystone XL are going to keep coming back like an ex-boyfriend who won’t get the hint. Now is the time to . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

DeSmogBlog: Breaking Up With Keystone XL and Dirty Energy – It’s Not Us, It’s You [Video]

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This is a guest post by Heather Libby.

A new video from the Post Carbon Institute pokes fun at the Keystone XL pipeline’s tendency to reappear no matter how very little we want it around – much like an ex-boyfriend who won’t get the hint.

. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Breaking Up With Keystone XL and Dirty Energy – It’s Not Us, It’s You [Video]

350 or bust: Global Warming: Most Of Us Say Catastrophe, Big Oil Says Opportunity

I’m back from a short canoe trip on a small lake just an hour’s drive from our house. The weather was warm & dry, the conversation lively, the food delicious (despite not catching any fish) and we only had to flee from the mosquitoes around dusk. Here’s what’s coming across my desk as I catch . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Global Warming: Most Of Us Say Catastrophe, Big Oil Says Opportunity

DeSmogBlog: Texas Refineries And Chemical Plants Releasing Tens Of Thousands Of Tons Of Pollution

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A damning new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) reveals some startling information regarding pollution in the state of Texas. According to the report, oil refineries and chemical plants in the state are releasing tens of thousands of tons of pollution every year, without as much as a peep from . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Texas Refineries And Chemical Plants Releasing Tens Of Thousands Of Tons Of Pollution

Things Are Good: A Fine Example of Culture Jamming

The Yes Men are at it again and this time with Greenpeace to show how efficient Shell is….at killing all of us.

They created a website called Arctic Ready that looks like Shell is looking for crowd sourced advertising content, and of course, people around the net have submitted some pretty great messages.

Here . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A Fine Example of Culture Jamming

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ENVIRONMENT:

A TASTE OF SHELL GAMES TO COME IN THE ARTIC:   Shell Loses Control Of Arctic Drilling Rig In Alaskan Harbor By Climate Guest Blogger on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm Photo: Teresa Derrick-Laxfoss

by Kiley KrohRoyal Dutch Shell’s preparedness to drill offshore in the harsh and remote Arctic Ocean this summer has . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-16 20:07:00

DeSmogBlog: Romney, Obama Surrogates Spar Over Energy Policy

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On Wednesday of this week, representatives from both the Obama and Romney campaigns debated issues of energy and environment, where the two campaigns’ differences on issues ranging from renewable energy subsidies to approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline were on full display.

Speaking for the Obama campaign, spokesperson Dan . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Romney, Obama Surrogates Spar Over Energy Policy

350 or bust: #EpicFail At Shell’s Arctic Launch Celebration

Via Occupy Seattle, a close-up glimpse at the folks our governments are trusting to keep our Arctic pristine and untouched. They can’t even run a launch party without a spill: * Occupy Seattle’s website says that Logan Price, a Seattle Occupier who’s now living in New York, managed to infiltrate a private party thrown by . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: #EpicFail At Shell’s Arctic Launch Celebration

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

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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

350 or bust: My Country?

Inspired by images of Tahltan women blockading Shell in defense of the Sacred Headwaters in northern British Columbia, Rachelle Van Zanten wrote ‘My Country’. She was invited to perform it for the Tahltan people at the Iskut Music Festival a year later, where this video was filmed. One of the Klabona Keepers brought Rachelle up . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: My Country?

DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

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The President rolled out his FY2013 budget recently, which includes eliminating $40 billion in tax breaks from Big Oil companies, such as BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell. Meanwhile, the American Petroleum Institute's response would have you believe that cutting the subsidies would be the equivalent of moving back into their . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

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A bitter fight has erupted in Washington, D.C. in recent weeks surrounding the fate of a much-needed transportation and infrastructure bill. Congressional Democrats wanted to pass a bill that would fund projects to help rebuild roads and bridges, but Republicans were against the idea.

So, in an attempt to get . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

DeSmogBlog: China Looks To Stephen Harper For Lessons In Dirty Energy Exploitation

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in China this week to meet with Chinese leaders about how both countries can profit big by exploiting China’s shale gas reserves, as well as by importing Canadian tar sands oil. Harper is scheduled to meet with both Chinese officials, as well as heads of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: China Looks To Stephen Harper For Lessons In Dirty Energy Exploitation