Oil - Pipelines

20/10/21
Author: 
Jenny Uechi
The Quebec premier's speech Tuesday is being hailed by environmental activists as a bold step toward reducing fossil fuel production. Photo via François Legault / Twitter

October 19th 2021

In a groundbreaking move, Quebec Premier François Legault announced the province will “definitively renounce the extraction of hydrocarbons on its territory” during a speech outlining his government's priorities in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

20/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Tar Sands - Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels. Photo by Howl Arts Collective / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Oct. 19, 2021

Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels.

20/10/21
Author: 
Robert A. Hackett
BC NDP Premier John Horgan on the campaign trail last year. His political history showed him environmental policy is ‘all about cutting deals, not pursuing ideals,’ concludes one veteran journalist. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

The daunting tale retold of social democrats' dilemma--whether to keep trying to reform what two centuries of evidence shows cannot be reformed or to recognize that the task is to replace the global capitalist socio-economic system before it's too late! And no, I don't think that's going to be simple, which reinforces the urgency. The various scientific deadlines for effective, collective action to counter climate disruption impacts (and other systemic crises) mean we are limited to a half-dozen more electoral cycles.....give or take...

        -- Gene McGuckin

15/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Canada is committing to slashing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as part of a global effort to curb the powerful greenhouse gas. Photo via Dirk Franke / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

October 13th 2021

Canada is committing to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 75 per cent as part of a global effort to curb the powerful greenhouse gas.

15/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Canadian parliament - A new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action. Photo via Splash of Rain / Pexels

October 15th 2021

As Parliament gears up for a new legislative session, a new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action and implementing a just transition for fossil fuel workers.

14/10/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
A state-owned coal-fired power plant i in Huainan, Anhui province, China. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Oct. 6, 2021

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say

The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the International Monetary Fund.

13/10/21
Author: 
Adrian Ayres Fisher, originally published by Ecological Gardening
Teaser photo credit: Aerial photograph of open pit mine in the tar sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada.. Howl Arts Collective, Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tar_sands_in_alberta_2008.jpg. Modified by author-supplied photo.

Oct. 8, 2021

Dear Mr. Paulson,

You arguably are one of the most powerful, famous, and networked men in the world, with many important accomplishments. I am the completely ordinary, middle class, volunteer steward of 53 acres of publicly owned, remnant floodplain woodland situated on the banks of the Des Plaines River.

08/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Canada is in the top 10 for total emissions, which climate advocates say gives the country an even greater responsibility to align itself with a climate-safe future. Photo by Chris Robert / Unsplash

A new ranking of the planet’s largest polluters has Canada in the top 10 for total emissions, which climate advocates say gives the country an even greater responsibility to align itself with a climate-safe future.

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