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Brenda Sayers speaks on Parliament Hill

Hupacasath First Nation won't back down on fight against China-Canada FIPPA treaty

In the next step in their fight against the Canada-China FIPPA, the Hupacasath file an appeal in federal court.
The largest movement in the USA right now is actually about Canada

Two million comments opposing tar sands expansion delivered to the U.S. State Department

American and Canadian youth linked in the fight to convince government to put a stop to fossil fuel development

NEB's audit of TransCanada leaves whistleblower disillusioned

"I have little respect for the NEB after reading this," a former TransCanada pipeline engineer said.

Nebraska court declares Governor's Keystone XL approval "null and void"

Nebraska judge throws out a state law that gave a Nebraska Governor the power to push the Keystone XL pipeline through private lands.

The attack on Canadian non-profits, and why we have to respond

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has lumped legitimate Canadian charities in with terrorist organizations. This is untrue, and unfair.

NEB rejects EPA's appeals for extension on Kinder Morgan hearings deadline

Canada's energy board turns down request from top U.S. environmental watchdog.

Port Moody councillor questions Metro Van's headlong rush to burn garbage

Metro Van is moving too fast to push forward a half-billion dollar incineration plan, a councillor says.
Oil tanker in Burrar Inlet

First Nations south of the border sign up for NEB's Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline hearings

Nations say Salish sea is borderless, and vow to stand with Canadian First Nations along the coast.

Political support growing to refine Alberta's oil, not export it

NDP, Greens and a national union all backing increased refineries for Alberta's bitumen

As Europe shies away from burning trash, Metro Vancouver gears up for $480m waste-to-energy incinerator

Garbage incineration so efficient some countries now importing trash to feed insatiable appetite of waste-burners while threatening recycling initiatives. Fifth in a three-month series.