Oil - Pipelines

Brett Wilkins
Reznicek Montoya #NoDAPL water protectors Jessica Reznicek (L) and Ruby Montoya during a 2017 appearance on Democracy Now! (Photo: Democracy Now! screen grab)

Reznicek Montoya

#NoDAPL water protectors Jessica Reznicek (L) and Ruby Montoya during a 2017 appearance on Democracy Now! (Photo: Democracy Now! screen grab) 

July 3, 2021

Sharon J. Riley

A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals

Governments in Canada have provided at least $23 billion in support for pipeline projects in Canada since 2018, according to a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

The Canadian Press  

Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy companies would have spent anyway, according to a new analysis.

That means the public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution, says the report from the Parkland Institute, a research group headquartered at the University of Alberta.

The Energy Mix
Wind construction - Cjp24/Wikimedia Commons

June 25, 2021

Canada is on track to add more than 200,000 clean energy jobs this decade, considerably more than 125,000 that will be lost in a declining fossil fuel industry, Clean Energy Canada concludes in an analysis released last week.

John Woodside
Last week, the Terra Nova FPSO had new life breathed into it, raising questions about a just transition for oil workers. Photo from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador / Facebook

June 25th 2021

An overwhelming majority of residents in Newfoundland and Labrador want to see a transition away from fossil fuels, yet the province is handing over hundreds of millions of dollars to the struggling industry. That contradiction has national implications, raising questions among experts and politicians about what a just transition might look like.

Michelle Gamage
Environmental organization DogwoodBC put up a billboard at the Vancouver intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue to raise awareness about BC’s fossil fuel subsidies and the upcoming provincial review of its royalties. Photo by Michelle Gamage.

June 25, 2021

Government says its upcoming royalty review will ensure ‘a fair return on our resources.’

Moira Donovan

June 22nd 2021

For much of the pandemic, Nova Scotia has been closed to the outside world. But a proposed natural gas project in the province — dubbed “the last one standing” by the CEO of the company behind it — is reaching across borders nonetheless.


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