Oil - Pipelines

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.

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

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.”

01/08/19
Author: 
Cecile Favron, Peak Associate
Burnaby Mountain tank farm - Image courtesy of Burnaby Now

July 30, 2019

How prepared is SFU when faced with complications at the tank farm?

After Angela Brooks-Wilson became a professor at Simon Fraser University, her family relocated to a neighbourhood just minutes from campus at the base of Burnaby Mountain. It was supposed to be the house that she and her husband would live in for the rest of their careers and into retirement.

01/08/19
Author: 
Jillian Ambrose
 BlackRock’s fund is larger than the economy of Japan. It is the single biggest investor in the global coal industry, and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy

July 31, 2019

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90bn over the last decade by ignoring the serious financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies, according to economists.

01/08/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Iron & Earth founder Liam Hildebrand holds a photo of himself standing by a log cabin in the woods. His message: ‘There are two major parts to who I am, the steelworker who is also passionate about the environment.’ Photo from Iron & Earth.

July 31, 2019

‘Tens of thousands’ of people would be put to work immediately in high-skill jobs, say advocates.

What will a transition away from oil and gas mean for workers in Alberta?

29/07/19
Author: 
David Thurton

Jul 28, 2019

$3M will go to Crown corp's executives and $2.48M to employees in 2021

Months before the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was approved a second time, the leadership of the new government-owned pipeline company approved $5 million in future bonuses for top executives and employees to keep them onboard.

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