oil sands

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."

Salmon, economy and oil: Smithers mayor explains opposition to Enbridge pipeline

Smithers mayor explains why, despite job promises, the community remains opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

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...

Northern Gateway Pipeline: In whose interests?

China’s on an oil buying binge.  And Canada is where China likes to shop.  Since 2002 China, through four state owned oil companies, has spent over $65 billion dollars to purchase oil and...

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?

TransCanada releases dollar figures behind Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has stepped up its publicity campaign for the politically charged Keystone XL pipeline, releasing a detailed breakdown of where the $7-billion project would create 20,000...

Conservatives defend calling Northern Gateway pipeline activists 'foreign radicals'

Environmentalists are calling federal government accusations against anti-pipeline activists 'appalling' and a 'hyperbolic rant' - leading to some back-pedalling today.

B.C. worried about foreign funding for tar sands, not environmental groups: pipeline poll

With hearings starting tomorrow, the Conservative government has accused opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline of being foreign-funded radicals. But a new poll suggests otherwise.

Canada and the environment: key events from 2011

From Greens in Parliament to tar sands opposition and the Kyoto Protocol, here's a summary of some of the year's most important environmental issues and events.

Alberta set to fail on emissions targets: Pembina report

A new report from the Pembina Institute calls for a shift in Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies, and the province says they’re open to suggestions.