What’s radical about the controversy over Northern Gateway?

By Jim HardingNo NukesJanuary 17, 2012The Syrian regime blames its domestic uprising on “foreign-supported terrorists”. The Harper regime joins the international chorus condemning Syria’s suppression of the democracy activists. Then the Harper regime blames “foreign-funded environmentalists” for trying to stop Canadian jobs from Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. The oppositional activists, ... [click title to continue]

David Suzuki: Northern Gateway pipeline project is about profits versus environment

By David Suzuki  Straight.com January 10, 2012  The battle lines are drawn, and Northern B.C.’s pristine wilderness is the latest front. With hearings underway into the proposed $5.5-billion, dual 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project to transport bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat and imported condensate to dilute it from the coast back to Alberta, the ... [click title to continue]

Unethical oil and its friends

By IanThe Real StoryJanuary 7, 2012A year ago Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel announced a new foreign partner for its Northern Gateway Pipeline project.Daniels told a meeting in Whistler, BC that Sinopec, China’s second largest oil company, was investing an undisclosed amount in the pipeline approval process in return for a guaranteed place on the pipeline and the right to pony up for an equity stake in ... [click title to continue]

Canada: Climate Criminal

By Rex WeylerGreen Peace InternationalJanuary 4, 2012 At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.What happened to Canada? Oil. And not just any oil, but the world’s dirtiest, most destructive oil. Canada’s ... [click title to continue]

China Digs Deeper Into Canadian Tar Sands During Durban Talks

By Brad JohnsonThink ProgressDecember 3, 2011Although China boasts of its green progress, the booming nation is also making major bets on North and South American tar sands, one of the most carbon-intensive fuels on the planet. This play for civilization-threatening energy comes even as the world’s nations jockey over the fragile international climate accords in Durban, South Africa: On Monday, ... [click title to continue]

Native leaders vow to block Northern Gateway pipeline

By Wendy StueckGlobe and MailDec. 02, 2011Describing their opposition to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project as an unbreakable wall, native leaders say they will physically block the project if regulators allow it to proceed. Ta' Kaiya Blaney, 10, speaks Thursday during a signing ceremony with other first nations members in Vancouver after an announcement on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway ... [click title to continue]

The Harper Offensive: Selling Tar Sands to Europe and the USA

Martin LukacsCanadian DimensionNovember 29th 2011In the halls of power in Europe and the United States, well out of sight of Canadians, the Harper government has been waging a diplomatic and political war over the energy future of North America.The Alberta tar sands are the centrepiece of Harper’s Canadian energy agenda, and he and his Conservative government have spared no effort in protecting and ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s fossil fuel exports a threat to global climate: study

National Office, CCPA November 29, 2011   To get serious about climate change, Canada needs to not only cut its consumption of fossil fuels, but also stop peddling fossil fuels in export markets, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).According to the study, greenhouse gas emissions embodied in Canadian ... [click title to continue]

African Activists Blast Tar Sands

Tar sands highlighted in lead up to UN climate summit in South Africa By Tim McSorleyThe DominionNovember 28, 2011In Durban this week, you're blinded by green. From billboards to uniforms, it's impossible to miss that this South African city is hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.One would think you could not get any further ... [click title to continue]