01/03/15 George Hoberg Green Policy Prof
A White Paper released by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions last month argues that fossil fuel divestment campaigns are based on a set of unfounded assumptions. The authors, Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie of UBC, make some valuable contributions to the debate over divestment. But their criticisms of the divestment advocates’ core arguments are off-base.
27/02/15 John McMurtry The Bullet
As we enter 2015, the global corporate system deepens and spreads in its eco-genocidal effects. But the dots are not joined in their common cause across domains.
27/02/15 Peter O'Neil The Vancouver Sun
OTTAWA — An internal RCMP report’s portrayal of northern B.C. as one of two Canadian regions most vulnerable to violent, anti-pipeline extremists working with aboriginal radicals to sabotage “critical infrastructure” is “absolutely bizarre,” one of B.C.’s most outspoken First Nations leaders said Wednesday.
27/02/15 Jenny Uechi Vancouver Observer
No records, no agenda, no minutes, no briefing notes. That's what Vancouver-based economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan learned from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on senior-level meetings between the federal government and Texas-based oil giant Kinder Morgan. "It's not just bad administration," said Allan. "It's a betrayal of public trust."
26/02/15 By Rebecca Burns In These Times
The strike of oil refinery workers in the United States has affected 12 refineries, app. 20 per cent of U.S. oil production. It began in early February and is now into its fourth week. This article below was published on Feb. 11.
23/02/15 Greenpeace staff Greenpeace
Of all the climate deniers, one scientist has been particularly closely involved in the campaign against the climate science consensus for the majority of his career: Dr. Willie Soon. UPDATE Feb. 2013: New FOIA results show new funding to Willie Soon from secret Donors Trustnetwork, Koch brothers and Southern Company.
23/02/15 David Minkow Freshwater Alliance
Four years ago, if you had asked Stephanie Merrill of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick(CCNB) and Jennifer West of the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) in Nova Scotia the odds of success in their respective efforts to enact fracking bans in their provinces, they would have likely replied: pretty low.
23/02/15 Stacy Penner Kelowna Now
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is the latest to speak out against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's proposed Anti-Terrorism Act.
22/02/15 Peter Rugh Dissent
When unionized oil workers at the Tesoro Golden Eagle plant in Martinez, California walked off the job on February 1 to demand safer working conditions, they received some unexpected company on the picket line.
19/02/15 PressProgress writers PressProgress
The Mounties always get their man. But a newly disclosed intelligence assessment from the RCMP looking at the "anti-Canada petroleum movement" suggests the same might not always be true about their facts.