Carol Linnitt

Carol Linnitt is a research fellow with DeSmogBlog.com and Site Manager and Director of Research for DeSmog Canada (DeSmog.ca). Her research and writing focuses on energy development, environmental policy, government legislation, scientific research and wildlife.

Poll suggests BC's LNG expansion at odds with public support for climate policies

Last year B.C. joined Washington State, Oregon and California in an effort to limit the causes and effects of climate change. A new poll released on Tuesday shows British...

Bill 4 Passes, opens B.C. parks to industry

The passage of Bill 4 opens B.C.'s parks to industrial activity including the construction of pipelines and resource extraction.
Alberta student

Oil giants Suncor, Syncrude and Cenovus helping Alberta design school curriculum

The Alberta Government is developing a partner strategy with major oilsands producers to develop curriculum for elementary and secondary students.
MP Chuck Strahl

Democracy Watch Calls for Ethics Inquiry into Chuck Strahl, Spy Watchdog and Enbridge Lobbyist

Democracy Watch is urging the ethics commissioner to formally investigate SIRC chair Chuck Strahl's illegal activities and conflicts of interest related to energy giant Enbridge.
Northern Gateway Pipeline Map

B.C. Nature Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming JRP Report "Invalid"

A federal lawsuit, filed today by B.C. Nature, claims the JRP Northern Gateway report is "invalid" and fails to adequately address risks posed to caribou and humpback whales.

Diluted bitumen sinks, federal report confirms

The final verdict is in: diluted bitumen sinks in seawater. According to a November federal government report released Tuesday. Bitumen is a heavy oil mined in the Alberta oilsands. Due to...
Map of Woodfibre LNG project proposed for Squamish

Public comment period on proposed Squamish LNG plant closes

The federal government held a public comment period on a proposed Squamish LNG plant over the holiday period, leaving concerned community members without a say.

Environment Canada defensive about 'muzzling' scientists, letter shows

A formal letter to Environment Canada staff reveals high-level concerns regarding internal perception of the 'muzzling' of scientists.

Federal "polluter pays" announcement for tanker spills on BC coast doesn't hold water

The release of a new federal report recommends improvements to Canada's tanker spill regime on the BC coast. Yet onlookers worry the recommendations aren't enough to hold industry accountable.

Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"

New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.