Offsetting Resistance: The effects of foundation funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River

A report by Macdonald Stainsby and Dru Oja Jaywww.offsettingresistance.caA movement is building to shut down the tar sands, one of the most destructive projects in human history. Decisions are being made about the strategies that will be used and the goals that will be pursued. But as the number of people opposing the tar sands grows larger, the number of people making the crucial decisions is getting ... [click title to continue]

Money spent on tar sands projects could decarbonise western economies

The GuardianThe £250bn cost of developing Canada's controversial tar sands between now and 2025 could be used to decarbonise the western economy by funding ambitious solar power schemes in the Sahara or a European wide shift to electric vehicles, according to a new report released today.The same amount of investment would also help the world to hit half of the Millenium Development Goals in the 50 ... [click title to continue]

Cashing in on the Tar Sands

Taxpayers' money involved in financing controversial tar sands companiesIndignous Envionmental Network NewsIt's been revealed that RBS have been involved in providing loans worth $7.5 billion in the last three years to companies carrying out highly controversial ‘tar sands’ mining [1] in Canada.A coalition of NGOs including PLATFORM, the World Development Movement, People & Planet and Friends of ... [click title to continue]

Two US Firms Wash Hands of Canada’s Tar Sands

By Mitch PotterToronto StarCanada’s controversial tar sands industry took its first retail blow Wednesday as two Fortune 500 companies announced plans to eliminate the high-carbon Alberta fuel from its supply chain.The U.S.-based firms Whole Foods Market Inc. and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. both unveiled new fuel policies designed to wean themselves off “higher-than-normal greenhouse gas footprints” ... [click title to continue]

Royal Dutch Shell Shell faces shareholder revolt over Canadian tar sands project

Investors call for review of oil production in AlbertaTerry Macalister The GuardianMonday 18 January 2010   Royal Dutch Shell group's dissident shareholders will press for a review of its tar sands project in Canada, at the oil firm's annual meeting in May. Photograph: Jeff McIntosh/APShell chief executive Peter Voser will be forced to defend the company's controversial investment in Canada's tar ... [click title to continue]

Cree aboriginal group to join London climate camp protest over tar sands

Canadian First Nations seek to highlight UK's 'criminal' role in CO2-heavy oil schemes by Terry Macalister Photograph: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Dagens Naringsliv/CorbisMembers of the Cree aboriginal peoples are to join the Climate Camp protests in the City of London this week in an attempt to draw attention to corporate Britain's "criminal" involvement in the tar sands of Canada.Guardian ... [click title to continue]