oil sands

Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City takes on the oil industry

Can Harper-backed Big Oil penetrate Mayor Gregor Robertson’s renowned “Greenest City”?

Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding

With nearly 16 per cent of its budget from foreign sources, the influential Fraser Institute claims that $500,000 from the US Koch family only went to its international programs.

“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires

In just four years, U.S. Tea Party architects the Koch brothers poured half a million dollars into Canadian right-wing think tank, the Fraser Institute.

Park Board motion aims to protect Vancouver beaches from oil spill threat

Park Board commissioner Niki Sharma says the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline—combined with the closing of spill response centres—would set the city up for disaster.

ForestEthics fights back against Harper government with advocacy

Environmentalists at ForestEthics take on the Harper government with a new, aggressive campaign -- in response to the government's attacks on green charities.

Wildrose surge in Alberta worrisome for BC

Why British Columbians should care about the Alberta elections, Danielle Smith and the Wildrose Party.

Harper government slashes Canadian Studies funding for U.S. universities

The federal government has supported Canadian education abroad for over 30 years, but now universities across the U.S. are being refused funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Online petitions call for stop to Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline would endanger the Great Bear rainforest, home to wildlife such as the iconic Spirit Bear, said the creator of a new anti-pipeline petition.

Inquiry into anti-oilsands charities lacks transparency: Conservative senator

Why scrutinize environmental charities and oilsands opponents, when there's no proof of wrongdoing? asks Senator Nancy Ruth.

Tides Canada's Ross McMillan shoots back at Ezra Levant's "money launderers" slur

“They're money-launderers," Ezra Levant said of Tides Canada. Ross McMillan, Tides Canada's director, sets the record straight.