Tar Sands

28/03/20
Author: 
Kyle Bakx, Tony Seskus
Mar 26, 2020 

Price of Canadian oilsands crude plunges to lowest level on record — and could be headed to $0

The cost of buying a barrel of Canadian oil fell to less than a Barrel of Monkeys on Thursday as the oil price again crashed to record levels.

Western Canadian Select (WCS) was selling for $6.45 US a barrel Thursday, down $2.84 US from a day earlier. That's below last week's record when it sold for as low as $7.63 US a barrel.

24/03/20
Author: 
Bob Weber
A pickup truck is seen passing a mining shovel at an oil sands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., in a file photo.  JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Some Canadian organizations are asking the federal government to focus any bailout of the oil industry on workers and families, not corporations.

The request comes in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released Tuesday morning and signed by environmental organizations, faith and labour groups that the signatories say represent about 1.3 million people.

“Giving billions of dollars to failing oil and gas companies will not help workers and only prolongs our reliance on fossil fuels,” the letter says.

23/03/20
Author: 
Concerned Organizations

March 23, 2020

 

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, 

Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers 

 

23/02/20
Author: 
Sarah Rieger
Teck Resources' zinc and lead smelting and refining complex is pictured in Trail, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Feb 23, 2020

Announcement came hours after Alberta announced it struck deal with First Nations over project

Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta.

The federal government was slated to make a decision on whether or not to approve the $20.6-billion, 260,000-barrel-per-day Frontier project next week.

Sources close to the project confirmed to CBC News the application was withdrawn.

22/02/20
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Fossil Fuel Industry - A new study found that methane emissions from human activities — mainly fossil fuels — are probably 25 to 40 per cent higher than previously estimated. Photo via Shutterstock.

Feb. 21, 2020

The gas plays a powerful role in driving up global temperatures.

A new study published in Nature may have ended a long scientific debate about the key source of rising methane levels in the atmosphere.

It found that methane emissions from human activities — mainly fossil fuels — are probably 25 to 40 per cent higher than previously estimated, while natural sources of methane emissions are up to 90 per cent lower than previously estimated.

21/02/20
Author: 
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

21/02/20
Author: 
John Coetzee, Alice Munro, Muhammad Yunus, Elfriede Jelinek and others
‘There is no room for expansion of the fossil fuel sector. There is no room for the Teck Frontier tar sands mine.’ Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

21 Feb 2020

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering them

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland,

01/02/20
Author: 
Leadnow

There is some interesting information on Leadnow's strategy to try and stop the Teck mine and mention of the Canadian 'Green New Deal' but it is worthwhile particularly to watch the guest on this video of the webinar of Jan. 29, 2020.   So if you don't have time to watch the whole thing you can go to 28:28 to watch Ariel Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

The link is here.

 

 

20/12/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director Naderev Yeb Saño has long pressed for action against climate change. He led a hunger strike as lead Filipino delegate to the 2013 UN climate summit. Photo: Creative Commons, courtesy tcktcktck.org.

18 Dec 2019

Greenpeace’s Yeb Saño explains what a Philippines human rights investigation means for the fossil fuel industry in Canada.

Four years ago, the Philippines Commission on Human Rights began posing an incendiary question.

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