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So Glad You Asked 2: Greenpeace response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | March 3, 2014

We generally get the same straw man arguments over and over again so over the next little while I wanted to take some time to answer them.   The first “Answering the Critics” is here .  The second is below. If you encounter...

So Glad You Asked! Greenpeace response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | February 26, 2014 2 comments

We generally get the same strawman arguments over and over again so over the next little while I want to take some time to answer them.   Here’s the first one.  (If you encounter it in your travels feel free to forward them this...

Quebec government to belugas: Sorry TransCanada’s tarsands profits trump science and...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 3, 2014

Late on Monday, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected an application that tried to stop TransCanada from drilling in critical beluga whale habitat in Quebec. The application for an injunction was from two citizens and a coalition of...

Harper needs to act on Rail Safety

Blog entry by mhudema | October 22, 2013

Harper needs to act on Rail Safety Yesterday I tried to drive to Gainford. I wanted to try to assess for myself how much damage had been done because of the latest train derailment disaster. 13 rail cars – four laden with...

There Comes a Time: if Harper pushes through Northern Gateway we must be ready.

Blog entry by mhudema | January 28, 2014

There comes a time when you need to take a stand, when the processes that were designed to protect us have so broken down that we have no choice but to do so. That is quickly becoming the case with Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands...

Oil company wants to restart operations at site of unstoppable tar sands spill

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 6, 2014

One of Canada’s largest oil companies seems to be unaware of the basic rule we all learned in kindergarten: if you make a mess, you clean it up…. before making another one.  Act now to prevent CNRL from making a big tar sands...

Congratulations! You stood up to tar sands giant CNRL and you won!

Blog entry by mhudema | March 10, 2014 2 comments

We won! (for now) CNRL pulls it's re-steaming application. Nine months ago the first of four unstoppable spills was discovered at CNRL’s Primrose site near Cold Lake, Alberta. A few weeks ago, even though the spills are...

So Glad You Asked, Part 3! Greenpeace response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | March 20, 2014

Argument 3: You want us to get our oil from countries like Saudi Arabia that have atrocious human right records? Canada’s oil is ethical oil! Answer: If people actually believed this argument then: a)    They would oppose...

Total blow to tar sands development: big victory for environment

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 30, 2014

Yesterday, the environment and communities directly affected by the tar sands won big! Total E&P, a major tar sands company, which is also a confirmed shipper for the proposed and now delayed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline,...

Shell tar sands project would harm land, water and First Nation rights but review...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 10, 2013 2 comments

Shell tar sands project would harm land, water and First Nation rights but review panel rubber stamps it anyway Late yesterday, while the nation was still reeling from the Lac Megantic tragedy, the Joint Review Panel announced its ...

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