A Healing Walk past toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray

This is not a protest, but a way to help heal what has been destroyed and to give each other the spiritual strength to carry on. Continue reading A Healing Walk past toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray

Greenpeace calls for postponing Total’s tar sands proposal

Edmonton – Greenpeace is asking provincial and federal governments to postpone hearings on Total’s proposed new tar sands mine. The move follows the announcement this week of a federal scientific panel to study the tar sands effects on water, and calls by First Nation leaders and Hollywood Director James Cameron for a moratorium. Continue reading Greenpeace calls for postponing Total’s tar sands proposal

Coalition calls on panel to reject oil sands mine application

Calgary – The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition — composed of the Pembina Institute, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — recently filed a submission calling on the Joint Review Panel to reject Total E&P Canada’s Joslyn North Mine Project application due to significant environmental impacts, a deficient environmental assessment and insufficient progress on government regulations to address oil sands environmental impacts. Continue reading Coalition calls on panel to reject oil sands mine application