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Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches US-style pro-oil astroturf group

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 19, 2014

Canada is finally getting its own U.S.-style pro-oil astroturf group, courtesy of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In a rookie mistake, however, when you download the materials as instructed by your friendly local Chamber of Commerce...

What the oil industry wants, the Harper government gives

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 9, 2013 9 comments

It was a year ago today that federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver declared war on environmentalists. You may recall his opening salvo was an open letter attacking “environmental and other radical groups” that “threaten to...

Stop Harper from spending millions more of your money to greenwash the tar sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 12, 2013 6 comments

Greenpeace is launching a petition that calls on the Harper government to stop spending millions of tax dollars on ads that greenwash the tar sands and instead direct this money to climate solutions like support for energy efficiency...

A dark day for the dirty energy

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 4, 2011 1 comment

Spare a brief moment of pity for the people trying to make a profit off of polluting the planet because today was an all-too-rare bad day for them. First, an astroturf (fake grassroots) campaign to slam green energy and promote coal...

Can we trust Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | November 30, 2012 2 comments

Hearings on the future of the Dar lington nuclear station begin on Monday.   The hearings will be controversial.   In a post Fukushima world, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal to spend billions to rebuild the outdated...

Jason Hwang is my hero

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | April 6, 2011

This week, the Cohen Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon uncovered a note, a smoking gun of sorts. Jason Hwang, a Department and Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) manager, identified key issues with his workplace, the Oceans...

An open letter to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver

Blog entry by Christine Leclerc | January 10, 2012

Between 1999 and 2008 Enbridge pipelines spilled oil 610 times . That's more than one spill a week for nine years. Record numbers of people have registered as intervenors in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Joint Review Panel...

Prentice in Poznan? Just stay away…

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 1, 2008 4 comments

Dave Martin at Poznan 2008 Over 12,000 delegates from around the world have flooded into the provincial Polish city of Poznan for the 14th meeting of the United Nations convention on climate change. Greenpeace has mounted an...

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