Oil - Pipelines

14/11/19
Author: 
Anne Watson
When They Came For The Beach

November 13th 2019

For more than eight years, independent economist Robyn Allan has amassed information about the economics and politics of pipeline expansion. She’s appeared both as an expert witness at the Northern Gateway pipeline review and expert intervenor at the Trans Mountain expansion project review. Disappointed by the outcomes, she decided to do something completely different.

12/11/19
Author: 
William E. Rees
A smile in the face of reality. UBC ecological economist William E. Rees, co-creator of the ecological footprint concept, has some bad news for techno-optimists. Photo on Salt Spring Island provided by W. Rees.

Nov. 11, 2019

To see our fate clearly, we must face these hard facts about energy, growth and governance. Part one of two.

No one wants to be the downer at the party, and some would say that I am an unreformed pessimist. But consider this — pessimism and optimism are mere states of mind that may or may not be anchored in reality. I would prefer to be labeled a realist, someone who sees things as they are, who has a healthy respect for good data and solid analysis (or at least credible theory).

11/11/19
Author: 
Naomi Oreskes
In 2006, for instance, the Royal Society of the United Kingdom documented ExxonMobil’s funding of 39 organizations that promoted “inaccurate and misleading” views of climate science. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud/cc/flickr)

Science failed to have the necessary impact in significant part because of disinformation promoted by the major fossil-fuel companies, which have succeeded in diverting attention from climate change and successfully blocking meaningful action.

It's a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time.

07/11/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
People sift through the 2019 budget booklet at a lockup session with experts and reporters in Ottawa on March 19, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand

November 6th 2019

Almost two dozen Canadian environment groups are urging the federal Liberal government to make sure its next budget acknowledges that climate change is costing the country hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

The groups are releasing their annual Green Budget document today calling for money for green skills training, funds to retrofit transport trucks with fuel-saving devices and a massive increase in spending on global climate mitigation projects.

07/11/19
Author: 
Sarah Lawrynuik
Dale Swampy is the president of the National Coalition of Chiefs, which hosted its Natural Resource Summit on Tsuut'ina First Nation, found in Calgary city limits, on Nov. 4 and 5. (Sarah Lawrynuik)

November 6th 2019

The conference room applause faded as Chief Roy Jones Jr. walked on stage to address the Natural Resource Summit, hosted by the National Coalition of Chiefs.

“I just have one question for anybody. Is there any Liberals out here?” he asked the crowd.

A split second silence gave way to laughter from the crowd — a mix of Indigenous leaders and representatives from Canada’s oil and gas sector.

“Come on, don’t be afraid to show yourself because we’re going to send a message to Trudeau with ya,” he, and the crowd, laughed.

02/11/19
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
 
NDP must push minority Parliament to accelerate transition to a green economy

The federal election results suggest that the first priority of the NDP must be electoral reform to bring to an end the politics of fear and the strategic vote, which favours the Liberals and Conservatives alike.

01/11/19
Author: 
Emma Fiala
Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Leaking Oil in North Dakota and Nobody’s Talking About It

Oct. 20, 2019

An unknown amount of crude oil has been leaked across the state of North Dakota.

(TMU) — A pipeline carrying tar sands oil into the United States from Canada has reportedly leaked an unknown amount of oil across North Dakota. The pipeline’s owner, TC Energy—formerly known as TransCanada—shut down the pipeline as a result of the leak.

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