Canada’s Federal Government campaigning against climate policies: report

Ottawa – Recent documents reveal that officials of the Government of Canada are systematically trying to kill clean energy and climate change policies in other countries in order to promote the interests of oil companies. The findings are contained in a new report, The Tar Sands’ Long Shadow, released by Climate Action Network Canada, a network of over 75 of Canada’s leading non-governmental organizations.

Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

Edmonton – Environmental groups are challenging a new oil-sands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3-billion in liability.

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.

US Oil Spill Swells BC First Nations Opposition to Tar Sands Pipeline and Tankers

CALGARY, AB – Enbridge‘s pipeline and tanker project to British Columbia’s coast isn’t going to happen. BC First Nations made this message very clear to Enbridge Inc’s executives and shareholders on May 5th at the Metropolitan Conference Center in downtown Calgary. “We’re not going to risk oil spills into our rivers,” said Terry Teegee, Vice…

Ignoring Oil Sands Impacts Undermines Pipeline Review

Vancouver – The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline would result in a 30% increase in average daily oil sands output, with major environmental consequences, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute. However, the environmental assessment of the project will ignore the environmental impacts and increased greenhouse gas emissions associated with this increased oil…

Pembina Reacts: Shell Press Release Misleading

September 15, 2009 — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statements in response to Shell’s media release regarding the occupation of its oil sands mine by Greenpeace activists: “Shell’s release makes a misleading statement regarding the Pembina Institute’s ranking of its environmental performance. The Pembina Institute/WWF’s 2008 report card on the…

Event Galvanizes Opposition to Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

From the Office of the Wet’suwet’en: NEWS RELEASE (Moricetown, BC) – Community opposition to the proposed Enbridge pipeline is growing. Over 200 people from communities along the pipeline route gathered Saturday in Moricetown, BC to discuss the impacts of the proposed mega-project. The 1170-kilometre Enbridge pipeline would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to…

The Stephen Harper War on Climate Science

A news scoop by Mitchell Anderson of DeSmogBlog:  VANCOUVER, May 11, 2009 — The government of Prime Minster Stephen Harper just appointed two “climate skeptics” with connections to the oil industry to important federal scientific bodies. The scientific community is appalled. Mark Mullins, Executive Director of the right wing Fraser Institute has just been installed…

Oil Sands Threaten Water Resources in Alberta, NWT

Current water management practices cannot protect water in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories from the impacts of oil sands development, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute.

Tonight on Doc Zone: Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta

TONIGHT on CBC’s Doc Zone! Thursday March 13 at 9pm on CBC-TV & Saturday March 15 at 10pm ET/PT  on CBC Newsworld Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta captures the intersecting storylines of a remarkable cast of characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Washington lobbyists, Newfie pipefitters, Chinese investors and…