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]

Quebec green groups organize "Quiet Spring" protest

By Mike De SouzaPostmedia NewsApril 9, 2012 Quebec's attention has been arrested recently by the massive student protests against tuition hikes, but a group of artists and activists is planning an Earth Day protest to bring together Quebeckers opposed to the Harper government's environmental policies. Photograph by: Dario Ayala , The Gazette . Organizers of a "Quiet Spring" protest slated for ... [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]

Weibo’s Final Battle

By Byron ChristopherVergreville ObserverMarch 16, 2012 Wiebo Ludwig  Hythe, Alberta — It’s not if, but when. Eco-warrior Wiebo Ludwig is preparing for death. With his weight now under 150 pounds, he predicts he’ll be gone in just weeks, a victim of cancer of the esophagus. Ludwig has battled the disease for the past year.The Dutch-born patriarch of a Christian clan “living off the land” ... [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]

Unveiling Canada’s Role in Chile’s Environmental and Political Conflicts

By Cyril MychalejkoToward Freedom15 March 2012 Environmental justice march in Aysén, Chile   A new report reveals the Canadian mining industrial complex's responsibility for social discord and environmentally-destructive policies in Chile's Patagonia region.“Far away, on the southern cone of South America in Chilean Patagonia, exists one of the most beautiful, still-virgin territories on Earth. ... [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]