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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
Canada is the new Africa in China's quest for oil
What Africa can teach China about the CNOOC-Nexen bid.
Sep 3rd, 2012
Enbridge oilsands pipeline's economic damage could exceed $100 billion
Enbridge’s proposed BC pipeline would unleash billion of tonnes of CO2 into our destabilizing climate. Resulting economic damages from the climate pollution could be hundreds of billions of dollars.
Jan 22nd, 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
"Ethical Oil" parody of Canadian oil TV ad: video
Based on Barry Saxifrage's recent post "Ethical Oil, Why Stop There?", this a video that shows you just how far the Harper administration could take their strategy to rebrand Canada's oil. Produced...
Linda Solomon Wood
Oct 10th, 2011