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Confidential documents detail oil industry lobbying to weaken greenhouse gas rules

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 8, 2013

Documents obtained by Greenpeace (using Alberta’s Freedom of Information Act) show that the oil industry has been lobbying for the weakest possible greenhouse gas regulation for their sector. Oil companies have spent millions to...

Beware oil companies wrapping themselves in Canadian flags

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 21, 2014

Whenever you see multinational oil companies waving Canadian flags, it’s worth taking a closer look at whose interests are really being served. My personal bullshit detector went off when the Canadian Association of Petroleum...

How oil companies dug their own grave on Keystone

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 4, 2015

Keystone backers were reeling yesterday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put what is likely the final nail in the controversial pipeline’s coffin. Yet that coffin is headed for a grave that the oil industy dug for...

The Spin Doctor’s Last Stand: TINA in the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | June 15, 2011

The claim that “There Is No Alternative” is a clever way to try to shut down debate when one is forced to defend an ethically-challenged position. So it’s no surprise to see it popping up so consistently in the talking points of tar...

Bruce Carson was lobbying on oil, not just water deals: Documents obtained under...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 21, 2011

Far be it for me to defend Bruce Carson (the only time I met him in person, he asked me to take down  my (pre-scandal) blog tracking his work  on behalf of the oil industry), but the hypocrisy coming out of the Prime Minister's Office...

Put a CAPP on Tar Sands Greenwashing

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 23, 2010

Faced with the grim realities of tar sands oil extraction, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) seems like it would rather take its dirty money and run a huge publicity campaign to make the tar sands look better, than...

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