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.

Carbon Bubble from The Carbon Tracker Initiative's report Unburnable Carbon

Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget

What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.
Stephen Harper

Canadian Taxpayers Fund Harper’s $65,000 Keystone XL Advertising Trip

Recently revealed documents show Stephen Harper's recent trip to New York to promote the Keystone XL pipeline cost Canadian taxpayers more than $65,000.

Idle No More rallies for environmental justice at BC Legislature

"No dirty energy on unceded lands! No pipelines! No fracking! Shut down the tar sands!" a crowd chanted as they marched along Government Street towards the British Columbia legislature. A group of...
Stephen Harper

Information Commissioner: Canada's Freedom of Information "A System in Crisis"

Canada's information watchdog says federal officials are preventing the public from freely accessing information.

1.5M Litres and Counting: Volume of CNRL Tar Sands Seepage Growing

New figures released from the Alberta Energy Regulator show 1.5 million litres recovered so far.

AER Failing to Protect Public Interest, Communicate Openly on CNRL Cold Lake Spills

New report criticizes the Alberta Energy Regulator for mishandling ongoing CNRL spills near Cold Lake.

Alberta's unstoppable oil spill

Damages and difficulties...
Cold Lake CNRL bitumen oil spill is ongoing

Three separate investigations launched into CNRL's uncontrollable oil spill

More than 1.2 million litres of bitumen emulsion have been recovered at CNRL's ongoing oil spill in Alberta.

CNRL Cold Lake bitumen seepage hits 1.2 million litres

The ongoing subsurface oil spill at CNRL's Cold Lake site continues to push bitumen above ground, according to a new Alberta Energy Regulator update.

Wild salmon advocate learns $75,000 lesson in court so you won’t have to

What does Don Staniford's $75,000 defamation fine mean for critics of big industry in BC?