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Great Australian Bight -  Nachoman-au/Wikiemdia Commons

Mar. 8, 2020

Norwegian colossal fossil Equinor announced late last month that it is abandoning a US$200-million plan to drill for oil in the deep waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, the third retreat for a parade of oil and gas explorers that also includes BP and Chevron.

Mia Rabson
A protester holds a placard as supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs demonstrate at Macmillan Yard in Toronto, on Feb. 15, 2020.  CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Mar. 5, 2020

Canadians can expect more disruptive protests if the federal government pushes forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion against the wishes of some of the Indigenous communities it will pass through, says a British Columbia lawyer and Indigenous negotiator.

In the last month, Indigenous people across the country set up barricades on train tracks, roads and bridges, in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs, some of whom object to the construction of a natural-gas pipeline through their traditional territory.

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.

CBC News
The company behind plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant by the Saguenay port says the loss of a significant investor doesn't mean the end of the project. (Radio-Canada)

Mar 05, 2020 

Berkshire Hathaway opts not to invest $4B in liquified natural gas plant and pipeline

Warren Buffett's investment company Berkshire Hathaway has decided not to invest $4 billion in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant by the Saguenay port.

The marine terminal to ship LNG to overseas markets is slated to be built roughly 230 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at a cost of $9.5 billion.


The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has responded to a Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) report on an October 2018 Enbridge pipeline explosion near the community’s borders, saying the report contains “shocking” confirmation of serious safety breaches.

Salmaan Farooqui
Protesters gather outside the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada mining industry convention in Toronto on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chris Young

March 2nd 2020

More than 100 people protested outside a mining convention Sunday in downtown Toronto, where they blocked traffic on multiple roads and stood in front of entrances to the event.

Organizers said they were demonstrating against the harmful effects of resource extraction to the environment and to Indigenous lands.

At one point, protesters attempted to enter the convention but were stopped by police.

Marlee Kokotovic
Protest against Constitution Pipeline US

March 3, 2020

This is a huge victory for environmental activists, pro-development advocates, and clean water advocates.

Jessica Corbett
Greenpeace activists unfurl banners after building a wood and card 'oil pipeline' outside the Canadian High Commission, Canada House, to protest against the Trudeau government's plans to build an oil pipeline in British Columbia on April 18, 2018 in London. (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

February 21, 2020

"Projects that enable fossil fuel growth at this moment in time are an affront to our state of climate emergency, and the mere fact that they warrant debate in Canada should be seen as a disgrace."

Crudeau Oil protest

Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
'Raise a Paddle' water ceremony near TMX Westridge terminal, 2017 (E.Kung)
February 19, 2020

The saga surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) saw two major developments this month.


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