Oil - Pipelines

Lawrence Martin
Gantry cranes sit idle as a container ship is docked at the Port of Vancouver on July 19. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Aug. 30, 2023

An important point that some of us have overlooked: Canada will come under increasing pressure to market fossil fuels to other nations to balance our trade accounts!!! 

              - Gene (Vancouver Ecosocialists)

In Canada, which is heavily trade-dependent, free trade has been popular for several decades. For Conservative or Liberal governments, inking a new pact was reflexively hailed as a big achievement.

John Woodside
In 2014, the Okavango Delta was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list due to its ecological and cultural significance to the San people. Photo by Roger Brown / Pexels

Aug. 30, 2023

A new complaint sent to the FBI’s white-collar crime division and filed with U.S. financial regulators alleges Canadian oil company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has used environmental claims to mislead investors.

ReconAfrica is drilling for oil in an ecologically sensitive region in Namibia. Its drilling plans are near the Okavango Delta — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the world’s largest protected areas for endangered wildlife and a culturally significant place to the San people.

Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press

Aug. 29, 2023

Trans Mountain facing intense deadline pressure to finish pipeline on time: Documents

CALGARY - New documents suggest the Crown corporation behind the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is facing an uphill battle to finish the project on schedule in spite of mounting internal and external pressure to do so.

Patrick DeRochie
Flames reach upwards along the edge of a wildfire as seen from a Canadian Forces helicopter surveying the area near Mistissini, Quebec, Canada June 12, 2023. CANADIAN FORCES VIA REUTERS

Aug. 27, 2023

As Canada experiences a record-shattering summer of deadly extreme weather, it’s worth remembering that our national pension fund has poured much of our retirement savings into the primary cause of the climate crisis: fossil fuels.

In doing so, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is also undermining its own purpose: to provide Canadians with retirement security by achieving a maximum rate of return without undue risk of loss. Fossil fuel industries, after all, must be rapidly phased out to ensure a safe climate future.

Damian Carrington
Ending fossil fuel subsidies should be the centrepiece of climate action, the IMF said. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Aug. 24, 2023

Oil, gas and coal benefited from $7tn in support in 2022 despite being primary cause of climate crisis

Fossil fuels benefited from record subsidies of $13m (£10.3m) a minute in 2022, according to the International Monetary Fund, despite being the primary cause of the climate crisis.

Associated Press
[Top photo: Presidential candidate Jan Topic, of the Country Without Fear Coalition, shows his ballot in a referendum on whether the country should ban oil operations in the Amazons during a snap election in Gyayaquil, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.  In a historic decision, Ecuadorians voted on Sunday against the oil drilling of Yasuni National Park, which is a protected area in the Amazon the home to two uncontacted tribes and serves as a biodiversity hotspot. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)]

Aug. 21, 2023

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ecuadorians voted against drilling for oil in a protected area of the Amazon, an important decision that will require the state oil company to end its operations in a region that’s home to isolated tribes and is a hotspot of biodiversity.


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