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Greenpeace Counters Environment Minister’s Greenwash

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 20, 2013

Greenpeace activists sent a clear message today to the European Union officials attending a speech by Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent: Climate leaders don’t buy tar sands. We undertook this action to show support for...

Greenpeace raises a windmill in the face of a chill breeze from Peter Kent

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 27, 2011

Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent says he's going to the  United Nations climate conference that opens tomorrow in Durban, South Africa to promote oil exports from the tar sands . I was trying to think of an analogy (“like...

New tar sands monitoring system can't hide growing problem

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 22, 2013

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent and his Alberta counterpart Diana McQueen announced a new on-line portal for tar sands monitoring data today. As the Canadian Press story notes , this announcement is “part of an...

Federal Environment Minister’s door opens wide for Big Oil

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | August 31, 2012 2 comments

I’ve met quite a few Environment Ministers over the last 22 years. Indeed, listening to the concerns and proposed solutions of environmental groups is generally considered part of their job description. But their real job is to...

Joe Oliver: Distracted by (media reporting on) science?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | August 21, 2012 1 comment

Environment Minister Peter Kent is being urged by his department to avoid “distractions” (like misleading media reports on science articles) and focus on “essential” regulations for oilsands companies and other large polluters.  ...

Federal government trying to hide that GHGs from the tar sands up 21% in last year

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 30, 2011

Update: Based on subsequent media reports, it now appears that tar sands emissions were up 21 per cent from what was reported last year, but this year they have re-stated the 2008 emissions (increasing them from the previous estimate...

Harper government Kyoto withdrawal issues death sentence to world's most vulnerable

Blog entry by Christine Leclerc | December 12, 2011

Environment Minister Peter Kent, just back from COP17 in Durban, has announced Canada's pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is a cornerstone of international climate negotiations and plays a key role in addressing the...

Federal government refuses to protect caribou

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | January 27, 2012

Environment Minister Peter Kent is still refusing to issue an emergency order to protect Alberta’s woodland caribou, despite a court order last July asking him to in light of scientific evidence. Kent has suggested that the existing...

www.ifitweremyhome.ca

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | January 19, 2011 3 comments

Canada’s new Environment Minister Peter Kent didn’t even let the ink dry on his new contract before he revealed his true allegiances, vowing to defend Alberta’s tar sands as “ethical oil.” But what’s ethical about destroying trees...

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