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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.
Mar 12th, 2014
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.
Jan 21st, 2014
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.
Jan 17th, 2014
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.
Dec 12th, 2013
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.
Dec 4th, 2013
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.
Nov 12th, 2013
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.
Oct 31st, 2013
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.
Sep 27th, 2013
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.
Aug 30th, 2013
CNRL Cold Lake bitumen spill continues
“There is still bitumen coming up from the ground," a regulator says, despite company claims that the leak is under control.
Aug 7th, 2013