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BC steps on the (liquefied natural) gas

BC steps on the (liquefied natural) gas

The environmental costs of BC’s LNG boom have yet to be properly assessed, let alone addressed.

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Oilsands boom brings economic risks as well: report

Oilsands boom brings economic risks as well: report

Governments should be concerned about economic risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, a report from Équiterre and Pembina finds.

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What’s the fracking problem with natural gas?

What’s the fracking problem with natural gas?

It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking.

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Corporate Knights releases Green Provincial Report Card for 2012

Corporate Knights releases Green Provincial Report Card for 2012

Ontario and British Columbia lead the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory.

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Black Out Speak Out

Black Out Speak Out

If you believe that good democracy requires all voices to be fairly heard, speak out on June 4.

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Environmental rules should be better, not easier

Environmental rules should be better, not easier

Changes announced in the recent federal budget make it easier for the federal government and industry to push through projects, and limit the ability of ordinary Canadian citizens to have a say in matters of national importance.

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Oil & Water: Transforming Relationships in the Oil Sands

Oil & Water: Transforming Relationships in the Oil Sands

An interactive event exploring the various dimensions of oil-sands development in Northern Alberta, and their influence on our environment, economy and society.

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Standing Up by Sitting In – Protesting the Tar Sands

Standing Up by Sitting In – Protesting the Tar Sands

Tomorrow environmental activists will gather in Ottawa to protest the Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada to the US. When I initially found out about the event I was excited and wanted to go. The reason why I will be at work tomorrow instead of Parliament Hill is because the risk of arrest was too high […]

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Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

Calgary – Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are taking the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to court over its decision to grant Maxim Power Corp’s coal plant expansion interim approval without a public hearing.  As the AUC itself made clear, the expedited approval was given in a blatant attempt to beat the federal government’s deadline for new […]

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Federal Court overturns Minister Kent’s decision not to protect woodland caribou

Federal Court overturns Minister Kent’s decision not to protect woodland caribou

The federal Environment Minister’s “out of the blue” decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside, a Federal Court has determined.

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