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If Canada Followed Alberta on GHG Emissions

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 25, 2013

Recently Alberta’s illustrious Premier Allison Redford was in Ottawa. There she told reporters that the Federal government should follow Alberta’s lead when it comes to dealing with climate change and rising emissions (though she...

Memo to Premier Redford: What a real carbon price looks like

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 18, 2013 1 comment

Twenty two organizations, representing a broad cross section of society from environmental and landowner groups to First Nations, called on Alberta to be a true climate leader today in an open letter to Premier Redford. They...

What is the Alberta government trying to hide on Suncor spill?

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 15, 2013

If you wanted to update the public about the toxicity results from a 2,200 barrel pipe rupture on Suncor’s tar sands facility, how and when would you do it? If you answered “I’d post it on an obscure blog on Friday afternoon ”,...

Alison Redford's Half-Truth Tour

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 8, 2013

Dear Premier Redford: I think Americans and Albertan’s deserve honesty. It’s part of the reason that I wrote you this letter after your very misleading USA Today ad. But rather than be honest about Alberta’s poor environmental...

Alberta pipeline safety review announcement: a victory for grassroots organizing

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 21, 2012 1 comment

On Friday, the Alberta government did something they didn't want to do. At 10:00 a.m. from a room in Calgary Energy Minister Ken Hughes announced that the ERCB (Energy Resources Conservation Board), in conjunction with an independent...

When the government won’t act we must: call the pipeline spill tip line

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 9, 2012

The Alberta government has to date refused to take the minimal step of requesting an independent review of pipeline safety in the province. This despite the fact Alberta has being hit with three major oil spills in just over a month,...

Premier Redford: Let's be honest about the tar sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 28, 2013 2 comments

Dear Premier Redford, As a fellow Albertan who loves this province and its natural environment, I was quite disappointed to read your op-ed in USA Today . One of the main qualities I look for in a leader is honesty. Honesty in...

Bruce Carson was the Godfather of Redford’s “National” Energy Strategy

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 27, 2012 1 comment

The two big items in today’s national news are intimately connected. In Halifax, Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s push for a “national” energy strategy that is really all about getting new tar sands pipelines is being rejected by BC...

No exception: Greenpeace on site at latest Alberta oil spill

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 10, 2012 1 comment

On Friday, I went to the site of the latest oil spill to hit Alberta. What I saw was an area decimated by oil. Everywhere I went along the Red Deer river were huge oil plumes, and oil covered sheens. The smell in the air was noticeably...

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