Industry Spin

27/06/20
Author: 
Carol Linnitt

Documents obtained by The Narwhal reveal Canada Action, an organization that promotes the natural resources industries while criticizing the environmental movement, receives funding from the oil and gas sector

20/04/20
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Jason Kenney speaks at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa on Feb. 10, 2018. Alberta premier Jason Kenney’s government has pledged $5bn in support for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. File photo by Alex Tétrault

April 19th 2020

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

Polluting industries around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic to gain billions of dollars in bailouts and to weaken and delay environmental protections.

06/03/20
Author: 
Carl Surran, SA News Editor 
Mar. 5, 2020

Defending the business of fossil fuels and resisting targets on carbon emissions, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) CEO Darren Woods today called pledges by some of its Big Oil rivals to cut carbon dioxide emissions a "beauty competition" that would do little to halt climate change.

17/02/20
Author: 
Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler
The Niederaussem coal-fired power plant near Bergheim, Germany. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

February 11, 2020

Emergencies tend to reveal our true priorities. When our house is burning down or the storm waters are flooding in, we hold on to what we value most, and leave the rest behind.

15/02/20
Author: 
Amber Bracken   
This is, left to right: Dinï ze’ Knedebeas, Warner William, Dinï ze’ Hagwilnegh, Ron Mitchell, Dinï ze’ Woos, Frank Alec, Dinï ze’ Madeek, Jeff Brown, Dinï ze’ Gisday’wa, Fred Tom. In back is Dinï ze’ Ste ohn tsiy, Rob Alfred. Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston, B.C. on Jan. 4, 2020. (Amber Bracken)
Feb 14, 2020
 

The difference between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and elected chiefs are rooted in Aboriginal title, an issue that the Government of Canada continues to leave unresolved

Amber Bracken is an award-winning photojournalist based in Edmonton. Much of her reporting focuses on issues affecting Indigenous people. She’s spent months, over multiple trips, covering the interpretation of Aboriginal title rights inside Wet’suwet’en territory.

13/02/20
Author: 
Carl Surran, SA News Editor 
[Editor: Seeking Alpha is a website geared to advising investors. It's big on energy corporations.]
 

12/02/20
Author: 
Christopher Flavelle
The Syncrude Canada plant at the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.Credit...Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Feb. 12, 2020

Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to one of the world’s most extensive, and also dirtiest, oil reserves.

12/02/20
Author: 
Stuart Parker
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February 11, 2020
 
Names are important. Terms are important. We need to use them more carefully and precisely than ever in this current era of spin, obfuscation, fake news and outright lies that comprise a larger and larger proportion of both our social and mainstream media.
 
23/01/20
Author: 
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan shake hands as LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, back right, watches during a news conference in October 2018. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press
January 23, 2020
 
No, methane’s no fix for global coal-fired energy. Here’s why.
 
Representatives of the British Columbia, Alberta and federal governments are making the global rounds these days to sell the notion that liquefied natural gas exports can help the climate crisis.

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