Canada

21/06/22
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
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June 10, 2022

originally published by The Tyee

Part 2 [Read Part 1 here]

People just want to go on doing what they’re doing. They want business as usual. They say, “Oh yes, there’s going to be a problem up ahead,” but they don’t want to change anything. — James Lovelock

21/06/22
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Oil traders in Houston. By Own Oil Industry News – Own Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8266714

June 9, 2022

originally published by The Tyee

Part 1

If you are sitting around the kitchen table contemplating the escalating cost of your grocery bills (and just about everything else), then welcome to what U.S. writer James Kunstler calls “the long emergency.”

20/06/22
Author: 
Courtney Dickson
An oil refinery is seen in this June 2019 file photo. A new campaign is calling on people and governments in B.C. to back a plan to take oil companies to court for their role in climate change. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Jun 15, 2022

West Coast Environmental Law plans to take on fossil fuel companies for their role in climate change

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of Our Changing Planet, a CBC News initiative to show and explain the effects of climate change and what is being done about it. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page.

18/06/22
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
International student and Save Old Growth leader Zain Haq is worried the Canada Border Services Agency plans to deport him. Photo by Ian Harland

Jun 16, 2022

An international student leading a controversial civil resistance campaign to end old-growth logging in B.C. is fearful the Canada Border Services Agency is looking to deport him.

Zain Haq, a co-founder of the Save Old Growth (SOG) protest group behind a recent series of highway blockades across the province, has been ordered to show up at a CBSA office.

The third-year history major at Simon Fraser University who hails from Pakistan is in Canada on a study permit, a document issued by Immigration Canada.

16/06/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Trans Mountain says a "slight increase" to its current oil spill liabilities plan will be enough to cover the expansion project, but this falls far short of what the regulator requires, says independent economist Robyn Allan. Photo by Jesse Winter

Jun 15, 2022

When Trans Mountain's new pipeline and facilities are ready to operate, the company says "a slight increase" to its $1-billion liabilities plan for the existing pipeline will be sufficient to cover the risk of an oil spill on either the current line or its new counterpart.

12/06/22
Author: 
James Boothroyd
Tree Sit - Stop TMX

June 10, 2022

Takaro is an expert on the public health impacts of climate change. His potential sentence reflects the absurd predicament Canada finds itself in.

Next week, Dr. Tim Takaro, a distinguished authority on public health, will have his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to criminal contempt for violating a court-ordered injunction against blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX).

09/06/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Tailings ponds in northern Alberta. File photo by Andrew S. Wright

June 3, 2022

Canadians stand to lose over $100 billion in the energy transition as investors around the world continue to pour money into fossil fuel assets that will eventually become worthless, a bombshell international study finds.

04/06/22
Author: 
Jessica McDiarmid
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford was re-elected Ontario premier Thursday with a bigger majority than his first government. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn / National Observer

June 3rd 2022

More highways. More sprawl.

These are a couple of re-elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s promises for his next four years in office, which he secured Thursday night as his Progressive Conservative Party thoroughly trounced its rivals to win 83 of 124 seats at Queen’s Park.

04/06/22
Author: 
Compiled by Mitchell Beer
Max Pixels - EU

June 3, 2022

With the Trudeau government continuing to tout liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to help Europe free itself from dependence on Russian supplies, a new report says the continent is poised to boost renewable energy and reduce fossil fuels to just 18% of its electricity production by 2030, with the biggest importers of Russian oil and gas leading the way.

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