Oil - Pipelines

Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-bombing the climate. Fossil fuel pollution is pumping an additional four atomic bombs worth of energy into our rapidly destabilizing climate system every second. Photo via U.S. National Archives

Jan. 23, 2023

When it comes to our exploding climate crisis, fossil fuels are the undisputed weapons of mass destruction.

Jeremy Appel
Photo: Depositphotos

Jan. 18, 2023

‘Wealthy oil and gas companies are using this opportunity to make their CEOs and shareholders even richer’

While most people struggle to afford the basics, executives at Canada’s oil, gas and mining companies have pocketed nearly a quarter of the extra money Canadians are spending due to inflation, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

Kierstin Williams
Tax Big Oil - protest

Jan. 20, 2023

‘Extraction is colonization in action’

Canada desperately needs a windfall tax on oil and gas companies. What will it take for this government to stop choosing fossil fuels over the lives of billions of people?

When it comes to all aspects of the climate file, Canadians are being lied to by our politicians.

Jake Johnson
A demonstrator is seen holding a sign at a climate protest in Manhattan on October 29, 2021. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Jan. 18, 2023

"It is business as usual for most banks and investors who continue to support fossil fuel developers without any restrictions, despite their high-profile commitments to carbon neutrality."

Top banks in the United States and around the world have made a show of embracing net-zero emissions pledges, portraying themselves as allies in the fight against the global climate emergency.

Natasha Bulowski
Construction at the Clore crossing Coastal GasLink construction site in B.C. on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation

Jan. 13, 2023

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating a complaint that Coastal GasLink failed to prevent sediment stirred up by pipeline construction activities from flowing downstream at a construction site on the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in B.C.

Sediment pollution poses a serious risk to salmon and steelhead eggs, effectively smothering them. Clore River is a large tributary of the Skeena River, which is an important habitat for both salmon and steelhead trout.

John Woodside
Canada’s financial heavyweights want to keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents reveal. Photo by Matthew Henry/Unsplash

Jan. 16, 2023

Canada’s financial heavyweights are trying to convince the federal government to let them keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents obtained by Canada’s National Observer reveal.

The Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC), whose members include representatives from Canada’s major banks, insurance companies and pension plans, was set up in 2021 to advise Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on how to best build a sustainable finance market.

CBC The Current
Bill McKibben

Website editor: Ecosocialists will find this interview lacking on such questions as consumption, profit and inequality and yet: "Is your faith in governments or in individuals to force that change? Neither, my faith is in movements.  I think the most important thing individuals can do is be a little bit less of an individual and join together in movements with others large enough to make change happen"



 Jan. 13, 2023

Anupriya Dasgupta
CEC's recent "Cleaner, Closer, Committed to Net Zero" campaign featured billboards in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Jan. 9, 2023

Should Canada's public broadcaster be running ads that feature false claims?

This is the first in a two-part series examining fossil fuel advertising in Canada, the implications for news media, and the movement to hold industry accountable for what they tell Canadians.

Nicholas Kusnetz
People take part in a protest against ExxonMobil before the start of its trial outside the New York State Supreme Court building on Oct. 22, 2019 in New York. Credit: Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress

Jan. 12, 2023

For climate activists, the term “Exxon Knew” has settled deeply into the lexicon of climate accountability, shorthand for the contradiction between the oil giant’s long campaign to publicly question climate science and its internal understanding that the science was sound. 

Now, new academic research lends statistical rigor to this concept by showing that the company’s own climate projections, dating back decades, consistently predicted the warming that was to come primarily from burning fossil fuels.


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