DeSmogBlog: Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests?

shutterstock_71225605.jpg In the latest and perhaps most astonishing display of the tar sands industry’s attacks on science and our democracy, the government of Alberta has made plans to initiate a large-scale wolf slaughter to provide cover for the destruction wrought by the industrialization of the boreal forest ecosystem. In the coming years, an anticipated 6,000 wolves will be ...

DeSmogBlog: BC Tap Water Alliance Calls for Resignation of Energy Minister Coleman Over Fracking

Screen shot 2011-11-08 at 1.26.32 AM.png The B.C. Tap Water Alliance (BCTWA) called today for the resignation of British Columbia’s Energy Minister Rich Coleman. The demand comes on the heels of a Global TV program 16:9 which on Saturday evening aired Untested Science, an investigation into the recent surge of fracking across BC and Alberta. ...

DeSmogBlog: World’s Biggest Fracking Operations: CBC Covers the Shale Gas Boom in BC

Screen shot 2011-09-27 at 4.35.49 PM.png Yesterday the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) announced their investigative series on fracking in British Columbia. The feature report will cover the rise of the shale boom in the province’s remote northeast corner. The CBC radio report, called Cornering Gas, presents an opportunity for people to voice their concerns about ...

Oil Illiteracy. University of Calgary paid to deny climate change.

When a university takes money from an oil company to build skepticism for climate change, you not only have a dishonest higher educational body but also one that goes against everything that is sacred about the pursuit of knowledge. It becomes one big Con of a PR firm, you know like the Fraser Institute. Plus, it stinks ...

Oil Illiteracy. University of Calgary paid to deny climate change.

When a university takes money from an oil company to build skepticism for climate change, you not only have a dishonest higher educational body but also one that goes against everything that is sacred about the pursuit of knowledge. It becomes one big Con of a PR firm, you know like the Fraser Institute. Plus, it stinks ...

DeSmogBlog: Talisman funded Friends of Science skeptic film

talismanlog-lg.gif Calgary oil company Talisman Energy has been outed as the major funder behind a Friends of Science video series that falsely tried to claim legitimacy by tacking a University of Calgary logo on its opening credits. Postmedia reporter Mike De Souza has an excellent article in the Calgary Herald, exposing Talisman as the largest donor ...

Carbon49 - a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Canadian Companies Show Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

Canadian companies such as Talisman Energy are showing leadership in corporate social responsibility on the global stage. In a globalized world, it is important for companies that are operating in other countries or those seeking to establish international subsidiaries to act responsibly and furnish reports to prove the credibility. It was 7 pm on August ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Free Water for Fracking: B.C. Government Gives 20-Year Withdrawal Permit to Talisman

Screen shot 2011-07-30 at 6.12.22 PM.png   British Columbia is providing the gas industry with 78 million cubic meters of free water each year, according to a recent CBC article. That water, the equivalent to 31,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is used to hydraulically fracture, or frack, the Northeast portion of the province which is undergirded ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Talisman Energy Shelves "Friendly Fracosaurus" Coloring Book After Colbert Smackdown

Screen shot 2011-07-15 at 7.05.56 PM.png Talisman Terry, the Friendly Fracosaurus, has been officially suspended from his duties as an unconventional gas mascot. The cartoon dinosaur was used to narrate Talisman Energy’s company coloring book which described the dangerous process of unconventional gas extraction as safe, clean and patriotic. Talisman Energy decided to shelve the ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Stephen Colbert Skewers Talisman Energy Over Gas Fracking Coloring Book

Stephen Colbert devoted a must-see segment of The Colbert Report last night to the subject of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), mocking gas company Talisman Terry for its coloring book propaganda, “Talisman Terry’s Energy Adventure” [PDF] and generally eviscerating the gas industry’s efforts to greenwash fracking in the wake of widespread public concern over water contamination and ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Fossil Fuel Propaganda In Education: Connecting the Dots

Environment-kids.jpg Get ‘em while their young! It’s a widely know fact that children, whose immune systems are weaker than adults and still developing, are especially susceptible to getting sick from the chemicals and toxins found in fossil fuel pollution. They are also susceptible to another kind of fossil fuel pollution: educational propaganda. Scientists have even ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Talisman Energy Targets Children with "Friendly Fracosaurus" Gas Coloring Book

Screen shot 2011-06-20 at 1.45.22 PM.png “Hello, my name is Talisman Terry, your friendly Fracosaurus. I am here to teach you about a clean energy source called Natural Gas.”  In an effort to target children in the unconventional gas debate, Calgary’s Talisman Energy has released a coloring book starring the company’s new spokesman, Talisman Terry. ...