With oil prices plunging to below $50, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home.
Listen to the full Keystone XL pipeline debate on the CBC’s The Current. Keith Stewart is the Climate and Energy campaign coordinator for Greenpeace Canada. Ron Liepert is a Senior Advisor for the Canadian Strategy Group. He’s also Alberta’s former Energy Minister and he’s nominated to be a candidate for the Federal Conservative Party. Keith…
Let’s slow down, breathe, listen, look and feel. Only then will we understand our place in the world and what we must do to live well on this small blue dot spinning in an enormous universe.
Keepers of the Athabasca want to get the word out about ongoing oil spills in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Governments should be concerned about economic risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, a report from Équiterre and Pembina finds.
B.C.’s Christy Clark was right to walk away from a national energy strategy. She just did it for the wrong reasons.
The ongoing pipeline debates have become mired in conspiracy theories, distractions, and misinformation. Is there nothing we can all agree on? To begin, who would deny that our most basic…
An interactive event exploring the various dimensions of oil-sands development in Northern Alberta, and their influence on our environment, economy and society.
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.
More than 50 protests in over 20 countries this weekend will dramatically escalate the growing controversy about the global and local impacts of Canadian tar sands on community health, Canada’s Boreal forest, and the global climate.
Edmonton – Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel.
From GreenpeaceCanada – Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler‘s “Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands” offers an unparalleled view of the world’s largest industrial, capital and energy project. For more information on this award-winning documentary, go to http://www.petropolis-film.com Just finished watching it on Netflix.ca. Beautifully captured from a birds eye view….
Edmonton – After two years of cross-Atlantic campaigning by Greenpeace against Statoil’s tar sands investments, Statoil today announced it is selling 40 per cent of its interests in the Alberta tar sands project in Canada.
Edmonton – Growing criticism of the Stelmach government’s and the oil industry’s air quality monitoring in communities near tar-sands operations has spurred residents from the Peace and Athabasca regions to take matters into their own hands, attending independent training workshops to arm themselves with answers to the ongoing health issues plaguing their communities.
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.
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…
Alberta’s oil sands are taking a hit from new U.S. energy legislation passed last month that has an unusual wrinkle suggesting that Canadian crude might be too dirty for the U.S. government. The legislation won’t allow any U.S. federal agencies to buy vehicle fuel derived from non-conventional sources unless the life cycle of its greenhouse-gas…
While Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is in Washington this week seeking to assure Americans that there are no environmental problems associated with dirty tar sands development, Canadian environmental organizations are going to court tomorrow to challenge a massive tar sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Imperial Oil’s proposed Kearl Tar Sands project includes an…