Oil - Pipelines

19/10/18
Author: 
David J. Climenhaga

Oct 18, 2018 - Highly concentrated corporate ownership of Canada's energy sector and lack of government influence mean there's very little incentive for the fossil fuel industry to pay attention to the dangers of global climate change or worry about the communities and workers that depend on it.

15/10/18
Author: 
PAUL MCKAY

One week ago, the price American refineries will pay for a barrel of Alberta bitumen fell to just below US$30. A seismic jolt raced through the tar sands/oil sands industry, because that price would barely allow even the biggest, most profitable operators to recover operating costs.

14/10/18
Author: 
CJANET FRENCH

[Webside editor: Watch Tzeporah Berman's speach to the Alberta Teachers Conference here.]

To invest in Alberta’s oil industry, or back away slowly, was the question at the crux of a rift between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and environmentalist and policy adviser Tzeporah Berman last weekend.

13/10/18
Author: 
Brent Patterson
dirty water

[Editor: And on the theme of what could be done with $4.5 billion and counting!]

The United Nations definition of genocide includes "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part" and "causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group."

13/10/18
Author: 
Stephen Leahy

In explaining Canada's decision to nationalise the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5bn, Bill Morneau went hard on the economic argument. “Make no mistake,” the finance minister said. “This is an investment in Canada’s future.”

In fact, since 1999, more than $200bn has been invested into the Alberta oil sands for that future. But what if that cash had gone into wind energy instead?

Let’s compare.

12/10/18
Author: 
Madeline ffitch
Theresa Minor Terry in a tree-sit on her family's land. Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

“What Do I Need to Know?”

11/10/18
Author: 
Greenpeace staff

DON’T USE MY TAX DOLLARS
TO BAIL OUT A FAILING PIPELINE PROJECT

The Federal Court of Appeal just quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline - a massive victory for Indigenous Nations and all those who stood against this project. This could mean years of delays and mounting costs.

10/10/18
Author: 
Abby L. Schwarz

Letter of Comment to the NEB, 3 October 2018

Re: Hearing Order MH-052-2018 and File-OF-Fac-Oil-T260-2013-03-59

 

Abby L. Schwarz, Ph.D. (Biology, ret’d)

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10/10/18
Author: 
Seamus McGraw
Valve turners Annette Klapstein and Emily Johnston were acquitted on Tuesday without using the necessity defense to justify their actions against climate change. Photo credit: Emily Johnston via Twitter

It ended almost as soon as it began.

In a stunning ruling that came just minutes after the jury was seated in the so-called valve turners trial in Clearfield County, Minn., the judge ruled that prosecutors had failed to meet their burden of proof that a group of activists had damaged a tar sands pipeline when they trespassed on private property to shut down the pipeline.

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