Canada being sued for NAFTA violation by private American wind energy company

Local procurement rules in Ontario Green Energy Act threatened. July 21, 2011An Texan wind power firm is taking advantage of a NAFTA clause that lets companies sue the Canadian government if provinces do not comply with the agreement. Shawn McCarthy of the Globe and Mail explains why the Ontario Green Energy Act is being targeted, and what the Ontario Liberals are doing to defend it."Ontario's ... [click title to continue]

Tar Sands Protest in DC

Elizabeth RandolphPortsideJuly 23, 2011On August 20, 2011, we will begin our demonstration in front of the White House, practicing peaceful civil disobedience to oppose to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is a challenge.We're already on our way to making this the largest collective act of civil disobedience in the history of the American climate movement - over 1,000 people have signed up to ... [click title to continue]

Canadian Delegation Talks Pipeline Impacts in Washington

Fears over spills, environmental impact spur concerns on both sides of borderBy Trevor Kehoe The Dominion July 22, 2011VANCOUVER—First Nations and environmental representatives from Canada are ratcheting up the pressure against the oil sands by taking their campaigning to the United States. In late May, a delegation headed to Washington, DC, to lobby against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline expansion ... [click title to continue]

Groups urge provincial governments to clarify outcome of ministers meeting and support clean energy

Climate Action Network CanadaJuly 20, 2011(Ottawa) As premiers gather today at the annual Council of the Federation meeting, leading non-governmental groups from across the country are calling on provinces to clarify their support for the Kananaskis energy minister’s national energy plan. This plan included using a scenario for energy demand that would spur catastrophic levels of global warming as ... [click title to continue]

Cooking up a National Energy Strategy in Kananaskis

Will ministers let oil industry dictate the recipe? And thumb their nose at the world? By Matt Price July 16, 2011 Here's a puzzler for you:Why are both the oil industry and the Alberta Government, who usually use the word "Ottawa" as an insult, suddenly calling for a national energy strategy? The provincial and federal energy ministers gather today in Kananaskis, Alberta, and on ... [click title to continue]

The Worst Environmental Disaster in the World, the Canadian Tar Sands

The Truth Report 101July 4, 2011The Canadian tar sands are probably the worst environment disaster in the World today. The area of the tar sands takes up a territory of a small country and generates more yearly green house gases than the entire country of Switzerland. But the real damage is being done in the refining process. To get one barrel of oil out of the tar sands, the refining process creates ... [click title to continue]