Those who profit from our continued reliance on fossil fuels will do what they can to convince us to stay on their expensive, destructive road. It’s up to all of us to help change course.
Canada’s federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt recently came out bluntly against shipping oil through Canada’s north.
It would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels.
The question isn’t about whether to use rail or pipelines. It’s about how to reduce our need for both.
When it comes to climate change, our future will not be determined by chance but by choice. We can choose to ignore the science, or we can change our ways and reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels.
Energy is on everyone’s minds these days. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is determined to make Canada an energy superpower, fuelled mostly by Alberta’s tar sands.
The federal government’s failure to protect the environment is putting Canadians’ health and economy at risk.
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.
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…
B.C.’s Christy Clark was right to walk away from a national energy strategy. She just did it for the wrong reasons.
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.
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…
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 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 […]
In 2008, economics student Tim DeChristopher went to an auction set up by the Bush administration for the oil and gas industry. He bid $1.8 million for the right to…
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.
Winnipeg – Canadian federal and provincial governments provided $2.84-billion to support oil production in 2008, according to study released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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….