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Canadian officials use Ethical Oil talking points in Keystone XL sales pitch
In the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer push 'ethical oil' talking points on the American public.
Mar 3rd, 2013
Tzeporah Berman slams province's new "minimum requirements" as paving way for oil pipelines and tankers
Well-known environmentalist and author Tzeporah Berman slammed the BC government's "minimum requirements" for the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project today. The requirements were...
Jul 23rd, 2012
While Harper dithers, provincial CO2 imbalance problem burns
When it comes to doing something about the climate crisis, Canada has developed an unstable split personality while Stephen Harper dithers.
Jun 11th, 2012
350.org's anonymous oil sands photo highlights worker struggles
An anonymous oil sands employee shares a vision for a clean energy future, suggesting workers in the industry do their jobs because don't have a choice. Not everyone agrees.
May 18th, 2012
Canada's oil sands means "game over" for planet, warns NASA scientist James Hansen
NASA climate scientist James Hanson warns that Canada's ongoing development of tar sands oil could cause irreversible climate change to the planet.
May 11th, 2012
Two thousand protest Enbridge oilsands pipeline in Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert police estimate 2,000 people turned out to protest the proposed Enbridge oilsands pipeline in northern B.C.
Feb 4th, 2012
No oil pipeline here: Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel in Smithers finds 100% opposition
Wet'suwet'en Chief Darlene Glaim: "We have always held title to our land and have not negotiated it away...Our lands keep us spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy."
Jan 17th, 2012
Harper government overstepped big time
The carbon belongs to Canada, VO climate change blogger Barry Saxifrage wrote me in an email this morning. He said he noticed that David Suzuki quoted a stat from an article saying that 40 per...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 12th, 2012
Joe Oliver channels famous autocrat with open letter (hint: al-Assad)
A federal minister called critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline foreign-controlled radicals intent on destroying Canada's economy. Did Syria's al-Assad crib his speaking notes?
David P. Ball
Jan 10th, 2012