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Oil sands future hangs in the balance as thousands rally on Sunday against Keystone XL this weekend in Washington
Organizers hope the gathering will be large enough to create a movement
Feb 14th, 2013
BC's dirty climate secret
“We can fool ourselves, but we can’t fool the atmosphere.” — Sierra Club BC Science Advisor Dr. Colin Campbell.
Oct 15th, 2012
“Dirty Oil Diplomacy” report sheds light on international oil sands advocacy
As the U.S. Senate quashes Keystone XL, a new report released by Climate Action Network breaks down efforts from big oil and government to sell the tar sands—both at home and abroad.
Mar 8th, 2012
Critics distressed over Tories' plans to change environmental review process
With a new “austerity budget” and other legislation changes forthcoming from the Conservative government, many have concerns about possible amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act.
Feb 9th, 2012
Open letter to Premier Christy Clark: Fulfill provincial commitments to protect the Great Bear Rainforest
Until the Province makes good on its Great Bear Rainforest commitments, the habitat of key species like the Northern Goshawk and mountain goat will continue to degrade.
Feb 8th, 2012
"Scary time" for Canada
Critics say they’re “dismayed” by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s anti-democratic and “McCarthy-esque” tactics, regarding regulatory hearings for the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline.
Jan 25th, 2012
Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?
Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say.
Apr 18th, 2011