BP operations in Tar Sands ‘could soon be illegal’, First Nations tell Shareholder Meeting

Indigenous Environmental NetworkApril 12, 2012Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) teams up with UK Tar Sands Network and Gulf Coast representatives to send clear message to BP shareholders that tar sands is a risky investment.The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) has been campaigning for the last two years against BP’s entry into the Canadian Tar Sands. Clayton Thomas-Muller from IEN has ... [click title to continue]

April 22: No Pipelines! No Tankers! Call to Action

Indigenous Environmental Network On April 22, Mother Earth Day, there is a call to action for organizing rallies as a public display of growing opposition to three major pipeline projects in British Columbia. These pipelines include: Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, and the construction of Pacific Trails Pipeline by Apache, ... [click title to continue]

Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares

The Economic Costs and Benefits of the Proposed Northern Gateway PipelineBC Office, CCPAMarch 21, 2012PDF HERE.A new study reviews the economic case for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) and casts serious doubt on claims that the pipeline will lead to substantial job creation and other economic benefits.Enbridge claims that the NGP will create 63,000 person years of employment during the ... [click title to continue]

Gloves are off in war on greens

BY SUSAN RILEYThe Ottawa CitizenMarch 15, 2012You don’t want to give too much credence to the unhinged accusations of crotchety Conservative senators, but their recent attacks on environmentalists suggest a bold escalation in the government’s anti-green messaging.At a recent meeting of a Senate committee examining foreign contributions to Canadian charities, Conservative Senator Percy Mockler described ... [click title to continue]

Study Finds Tar Sands Has Higher CO2 Emissions Than Thought, Calls Land Restoration Pledge ‘Greenwashing’

By Joe RommClimate ProgressMar 13, 2012 A new study finds the tar sands have yet higher CO2 emissions than expected because of the threat they post to forests and peatlands.That is no bombshell: Climate Progress has previously pointed out that tar sands development threatens the carbon-rich boreal forests. Now it has been quantified.A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... [click title to continue]

New report outlines Canada’s tarred lobbying efforts

Council of CanadiansMarch 8, 2012 Climate Action Network Canada, in partnership with the NRDC,  Environmental Defence,  Equiterre, Greenpeace and Sierra Club, launched a new report today – Dirty Oil Diplomacy, The Canadian Government’s Global Push to Sell the Tar Sands. I just returned from a breakfast briefing with diplomats here in Ottawa introducing the report which provides hard-hitting ... [click title to continue]

On the environment Canada is a rogue state

From Murray Dobbin's Blog February 19, 2012 There are so many areas of conventional democratic governance being challenged or eliminated by the Harper wrecking crew it is hard to keep up. In a search for a line in the sand that even this government won’t cross we still haven’t found it. So far, it seems, there is nothing in the broad field of democratic governance (save the military and prisons) ... [click title to continue]

Harper Deals Threaten Human Rights and the Environment in Canada and China

By Maude BarlowCouncil of CanadiansFebruary 9th, 2012Prime Minister Stephen Harper is basking in the uncritical media reporting of his state visit to China. His “open for business” message has been very well received in Beijing where he has just signed a slew of trade and investment deals in energy, agriculture, and natural resources. Small wonder. The world is running out of conventional energy, ... [click title to continue]

Stephen Harper and the Big Oil Party of Canada

By Murray DobbinJanuary 17, 2012Where will you be and what will you be doing when the first giant oil tanker, (there will be two plying the waters every three days) carrying over 200,000 gallons of tar sands goop diluted with solvent, spills its load into the pristine waters of the northern BC coast? We often remember catastrophic events by recalling exactly what we were doing and where we were when ... [click title to continue]