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Pipeline builder Kinder Morgan prefers to beg forgiveness rather than ask for permission

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 2, 2017

The company behind the controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is warning that the project needs to be exempted from rules governing environmental permits or it might not get built . In September, the company took an...

New data: Canadian oil companies pay higher rates of taxation abroad than at home

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 26, 2017

Canada’s debate over tax fairness just got more interesting. This year marks the first time that Canadian resource companies are required (under the  Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act  , or ESTMA) to publish what they pay...

“No More Pipelines!”

Blog entry by Katya Nikitenko, Greenpeace Switzerland | October 25, 2017

This week, 23-25th of October are global days of action. Around the globe water and land protectors and activists are standing up. They are uniting against the big banks financing fossil fuel corporations and projects which violate...

Whether by land or by sea resistance to tar sands pipeline continues to grow.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 21, 2017 1 comment

As three tar sands pipelines (Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, Enbridge Line 3, and TransCanada Keystone XL) try to press forward the resistance to them is rising up, growing and taking action by land and by sea. This week as...

World’s 8th largest banks says it won’t finance tar sands pipelines

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 16, 2017

There was some great news out of France this week, as BNP Paribas, the largest bank in France and 8th largest in the world, publicly stated that it will cut ties with tar sands pipelines and the companies behind them. ...

The Courts Might Be the Final Nail In Kinder Morgan's Coffin

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 13, 2017

For the last two weeks, I’ve been watching the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain court hearings .  I’ve listened as six First Nations, two municipal governments, one provincial government and a few environmental organizations put...

Why does the government ignore the nuclear threat to Toronto?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | October 10, 2017

The Wynne government’s willful blindness has left millions of Torontonians at risk. But we still have a chance to do something about it. With Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island, major nuclear accidents are happening...

Consent vs. Communication: A Tale of Two Forest Certification Systems

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 5, 2017

This is a very interesting time to be in the midst of campaigning for safeguarding forests in Canada. First, last week was National Forest Week, a week to acknowledge the important role healthy forests play in our lives and in the...

VICTORY! People Power Just Stopped Another Pipeline. Bye-bye Energy East!

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 5, 2017

Wow, what incredible news to wake up too.   After years of campaigning, demonstrations, and pressure led by First Nations, workers, and environmentalists TransCanada has announced they are pulling the plug on the...

The fight against pipelines is a fight for water: the Kinder Morgan trial

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 4, 2017

For many, this fight is about water. Water, that precious resource, that flows across the land just as it flows through us. We are born in it and without it we perish. When you take a moment to think about all of your connections...

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