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The Canadian Press

Feb 24, 2021

Filings come days after Indigenous youth in Vancouver blocked entrances of companies

Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project being done by workers with the SA Energy Group in this undated photo. (Trans Mountain)

Kim Willsher
Environmental activists stage a protest in Paris in January before the first hearing in the case against the French state over climate inaction. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Image

Feb. 3, 2021

State found guilty of ‘non-respect of its engagements’ aimed at fighting global warming

A Paris court has convicted the French state of failing to address the climate crisis and not keeping its promises to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

In what has been hailed as a historic ruling, the court found the state guilty of “non-respect of its engagements” aimed at combating global warming.

Gerson Freitas Jr, Rachel Adams-Heard, and Ellen Gilmer

Maybe, taking a lesson from what this article reveals about the U.S., we need to increase the rattling of the cage about Canadian provincial and regional rights to decide whether unsafe megaprojects are allowed to proceed or, at least, have more ability to regulate them (to death?).  Gene MGuckin

January 20, 2021

Andrew Nikiforuk
Yaneer Bar-Yam

This may be something the entire environmental movement should be campaigning about -- both because it's a logical anti-COVID strategy and because it would get us more quickly back to a place where we can mobilize against other onrushing eco-disasters.        -- Gene McGuckin

8 Jan 2021

Pandemic expert urges a bold shift as highly infectious variant raises the stakes.

Canadians have a clear and urgent choice to make this month as two highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 now sweep across the globe.

Sharon J. Riley
A new report confirms what communities close to the Alberta oilsands have long suspected: tailings ponds are leaking and toxic fluids are making their way into groundwater and tributaries of the Athabasca River. Photo: Todd Korol / Cavan Images

Dec 14, 2020

A years-long international investigation has found ‘scientifically valid evidence’ the massive pits that store toxic waste in the oilsands are leaking, leaving Albertans wondering who’s going to clean them up

There are more than a trillion litres of toxic oilsands waste stored in tailings ponds near Alberta’s Athabasca River — and they’re leaking.

Bay of Quinte Green Party of Ontario

Dec 6, 2020

For the launch of the Bay of Quinte Green Party of Ontario Speaker Series we were so happy to have as our Inaugural guest speaker Dimitri Lascaris. He spoke on Fiscal Conservatism and how it is failing us in the fight against this pandemic and climate change.

Dimitri starts speaking about 7 minutes into the recording. 

Here is the video link:

Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
10th December 2020
New Blockade to Halt Road-Building New or Updated
Rain4est Flying Squad Deploys New Blockade to Halt Road-Building into the Last Ancient Forests of Bugaboo Creek

rain4est flyingsquad Dec 8

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Chrystia Freeland

Dec. 2, 2020

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is receiving mixed reviews for the green components of a Fall Economic Statement that includes $5,000 grants to help households fund energy retrofits, a $150-million boost for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, nearly $4 billion over 10 years for a list of nature-based climate solutions, and a promise of permanent funding for public transit systems.

Jessica Corbett
Environmental and Indigenous activists welcomed a move by the Michigan governor Friday to shut down the Line 5 pipelines. (Photo: Jeffness/CC)

November 13, 2020

"Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life."

Environmental and Indigenous activists celebrated Friday after Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action to shut down the decades-old Enbridge Line 5 oil and natural gas pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac, narrow waterways that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan—two of the Great Lakes.


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