Canada

17/08/19
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
A solar project by iSolara at Maurice-Lapointe school in the Kanata area of Ottawa in August 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

 August 15th 2019

As of last year, close to one thousand institutions with three per cent of global savings under management have engaged in some form of divestment from fossil fuels.

17/08/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
A shot of Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg from Flickr

August 9th 2019

The Trudeau government and the petrobloc (the fossil fuel industries and their political, financial and media allies) would like you to believe that the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), intended to triple the flow of diluted bitumen from the Athabasca Sands to the port of Vancouver, is a done deal.

But the latest approval of TMX by the Trudeau government and the industry-friendly National Energy Board does not settle the issue.

15/08/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in 2018. File Photo by Andrew Meade

August 13th 2019

When I told people I was heading to northeastern British Columbia to check out fracking sites, the most common response was: “We do that here?”

Few southerners have any idea what goes on in the Peace region, and even fewer will ever see it for themselves. For all the hype about liquefied natural gas (LNG) the last few years, not many of us seem to know where it all comes from.

13/08/19
Author: 
Seth Klein
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to a crowd in British Columbia on July 28, 2019. Photo by CPC

Last month, as part of the research for a book I am writing on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency, I commissioned an extensive national public opinion poll from Abacus Data. The full results of the poll can be found on the Abacus website here.

09/08/19
Author: 
Valerie Volcovici
Photograph: Mining equipment called a bucketwheel reclaimer is used at oil sands mines in Alberta, Canada.

August 8, 2019 by

A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project which carries crude from Alberta’s oil sands to British Columbia’s Pacific coast.

08/08/19
Author: 
Michael P. Theroux and Laura M. Gill Bennett Jones LLP

August 6 2019

On July 11, 2019, Quebec's Superior Court rejected a class action lawsuit seeking federal action relating to climate change. The Court found that the questions raised by the plaintiff, Environnement Jeunesse, were justiciable but that a class action was not the right vehicle.

07/08/19
Author: 
Kris Hermes
Indigenous leaders led a march against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. And the Protest Papers suggest CSIS was watching. Photo by Rogue Collective.

Aug. 7, 2019

The “Protest Papers” released by the BC Civil Liberties Association are just the latest chapter in a five-year battle to determine if CSIS and the oil and gas industry are illegally spying on citizens’ groups.

04/08/19
Author: 
Chris Campbell
Drummers against the Trans Mountain project at a previous protest. North Shore News file photo

JULY 30, 2019

A protest that aims to “surround” the Trans Mountain terminal in Burnaby with drummers is set to go this holiday Monday, Aug. 5.

04/08/19
Author: 
Linda McQuaig
Jason Kenney

July 31, 2019

With the exception of Donald Trump’s claim that he’s draining the swamp, it’s hard to imagine a clearer example of gibberish than Jason Kenney’s claim that he’s defending Alberta against “foreign-funded special interests.”

02/08/19
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Oil burning - US Marine Corps photo by Pfc Marie Rose Xenikakes (Wikipedia)
July 31st 2019
 

Despite decades of promises to prevent a climate crisis, the primary cause of it — global fossil fuel burning — continues to increase rapidly. Last year's record-breaking burn was a doozy.

That's according to data in the latest "BP Statistical Review of World Energy."

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