Peaceful
 act 
of 
civil 
disobedience
 planned 
for 
October
 to 
defend
 Canada’s 
west 
coast
 from 
tar 
sands 
pipelines 
and
 tankers

Declared to be the largest peaceful
 act 
of 
civil 
disobedience ever in Canada! Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west coast.

Video: Oil Wars

Here is a really good moving infographic about what “Peak Oil” is all about. Entitled, “Oil Wars” by Alexander Perry on Vimeo. The following is a message from Post Carbon Institute: In recent months we’ve seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called “new technologies” that can…

Another day, another pipeline spill

The goal of our government and industry leaders appears to be to dig up as much oil as possible, as quickly as possible, and sell it overseas, and damn the economic and environmental consequences.

They say radical; we say rational

We’re not about to quit oil cold turkey. Does that mean we should continue with business as usual? In Canada, "business as usual" means rapidly increasing oil sands exploitation and…

Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment

The battle lines are drawn, and Northern B.C.’s pristine wilderness is the latest front. With hearings underway into the proposed $5.5-billion, dual 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project to transport…

Conference: Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture

Conference: Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture September 6-8, 2012 / Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta Keynote Speakers: Ursula Biemann, (video artist, Switzerland) Warren Cariou, (University of Manitoba) Allan Stoekl, (Penn State University) Petrocultures will bring together scholars, writers, filmmakers and artists from around the world who are engaged in an exploration of the social and cultural […]

Global Landscapes: Oil April 7th till May 8th, 2011

Museum London Art Rental Gallery, located in London, Ontario will be presenting new works by Jill Price, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario visual arts. Her series entitled Global Landscapes: Oil consists of gestural landscapes designed to visualize how oil consumes our lives politically, economically and environmentally.

Shrinking environmental monitoring budgets in Alberta

Image by ItzaFineDay via Flickr Edmonton – On the eve of a verdict in the Syncrude trial into the 2008 deaths of 1,606 ducks on one of its tailings ponds, Greenpeace released three graphs showing that the Alberta government has consistently cut the province’s environmental enforcement and monitoring budget, while consistently boosting public relations spending….