Oil - Pipelines

13/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Canadian banks are overwhelmingly financing the oilsands as foreign banks divest from the region. Photo by Andrew S. Wright

Apr. 13, 2023

Despite pledging to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Canada’s Big 5 banks have invested over $1 trillion in coal, oil and gas companies since 2016, upping the risk to the Canadian economy as the energy transition unfolds.

13/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
RBC CEO David McKay is broadcast on a laptop screen at the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting in Toronto on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/National Observer

Apr. 13, 2023

Canada’s largest bank provided more money to the fossil fuel sector last year than any other bank in the world, new financial data reveals.

08/04/23
Author: 
Nafeez Ahmed,
Gas Station. Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel / Unsplash

This dire forecast may be overly pessimistic. Unfortunately, it's consistent with the continuing history of market economics blocking most attempts at increasing social-economic planning.

              -- Gene McGuckin

Mar. 29, 2023

originally published by Age of Transformation

06/04/23
Author: 
Bob Weber
Discoloured water, later found to be groundwater contaminated with oilsands tailings

Apr. 5, 2023

The Alberta government waited a month before calling an emergency response to one of the biggest releases of oilsands tailings in the province's history, a leaked document shows.

06/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs Gisdaya and Na'Moks and other representatives from the nation attend RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon on April 5, 2023. Photo by Katie Wilson

Apr. 6, 2023

Indigenous leaders and climate advocates say they were met with the “highest insult” Wednesday as security guards turned them away from the main room of RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon.

31/03/23
Author: 
CBC News
Multiple officers were involved in the arrests. Police have not said whether anyone they took into custody are suspected of being involved in the alleged 'swarming'. (Submitted by Jennifer Wickham/Gidim’ten Checkpoint)

Mar. 29, 2023

Five people were arrested at a camp on traditional Wet'suwet'en territory in northwestern B.C. on Wednesday.

Sleydo', a spokesperson for the Gidimt'en checkpoint, said Mounties in multiple police vehicles arrived at the checkpoint around 10:30 a.m. PT, though she was not on site when it happened.

"They immediately began arresting people, as far as we know," Sleydo', also known as Molly Wickham, said in an interview with CBC News. 

29/03/23
Author: 
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
While the private sector certainly has a role to play, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's 2023 budget should not be leaving vital clean-tech investments up to chance. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Mar. 28, 2023

Corporate tax breaks are the future of Canadian climate policy, according to the latest federal budget, which commits $80 billion over the next decade — of which $56 billion is new money — to subsidies for clean investments.

29/03/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman, Eric Doherty
B.C. currently has five new liquefied natural gas projects in play, including LNG Canada. PHOTO BY LNG CANADA /via REUTERS

Mar. 28, 2023

 B.C. is taking valuable steps but the new budget is full of mixed climate signals.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that future action to curb emissions will become progressively more difficult — and undoubtedly more expensive — with every increment of warming.

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