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Oil companies may regret gutting Canada's environmental laws

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 20, 2013 2 comments

The Canadian Press is reporting that the Pipeline Industry Pushed Changes to Navigable Waters Protection Act , based on documents obtained by Greenpeace under Access to Information legislation. That is probably not too surprising...

Threat to whales fueled by the Canadian government’s tar sands push

Blog entry by Charles Latimer and Mike Hudema | April 29, 2014

This has been a pretty bad week for whales and unless something is done it’s going to get a lot worse. In the Harper government’s relentless pursuit to push tar sands pipelines through to Canada’s east and west coasts, the...

Help Greenpeace stop the reckless expansion of the tar sands

Video | October 16, 2013 at 14:30

On October 16, 2013, Greenpeace activists block the docking facility at Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal in Metro Vancouver, where tankers are loaded with tar sands oil. The Harper government is supporting Kinder Morgan's plan to build a new...

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...

Caring about the climate is not a crime in Canada. Yet

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 17, 2015 5 comments

When I read the RCMP’s January 2014 assessment of what they call the “growing, highly organized and well-financed, anti-Canadian petroleum movement” that was leaked to the French-language newspaper  LaPresse , my first reaction was...

Talking to Transcanada on Twitter about Tar Sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 17, 2014

Stop the tar sands, save a whale

Blog entry by Sarah King | April 23, 2014

Two months after a win for B.C.’s Pacific humpback whales in the Federal Court , they could lose the key to their continued recovery – the legal protection of their habitat.  The Harper government wants to give them a lesser at-risk...

Crime and little punishment: Alberta has long way to go to fix pipeline problems

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 4, 2014

Plains Midstream’s Rainbow pipeline spill was one of the largest spills in Alberta’s history. It lasted for over eight hours as Plains Midstream failed to diagnose the problem and attempted to restart their line three times, each time...

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...

Don't get railroaded into accepting tar sands as inevitable

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 16, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking in New York today as part of his government’s pro-Keystone pipeline lobbying effort, where he made the argument that if the pipeline isn’t approved, the oil will simply come in by rail and...

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