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World’s 8th largest banks says it won’t finance tar sands pipelines

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 16, 2017

There was some great news out of France this week, as BNP Paribas, the largest bank in France and 8th largest in the world, publicly stated that it will cut ties with tar sands pipelines and the companies behind them. ...

The Courts Might Be the Final Nail In Kinder Morgan's Coffin

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 13, 2017

For the last two weeks, I’ve been watching the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain court hearings .  I’ve listened as six First Nations, two municipal governments, one provincial government and a few environmental organizations put...

Why does the government ignore the nuclear threat to Toronto?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | October 10, 2017

The Wynne government’s willful blindness has left millions of Torontonians at risk. But we still have a chance to do something about it. With Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island, major nuclear accidents are happening...

Consent vs. Communication: A Tale of Two Forest Certification Systems

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 5, 2017

This is a very interesting time to be in the midst of campaigning for safeguarding forests in Canada. First, last week was National Forest Week, a week to acknowledge the important role healthy forests play in our lives and in the...

VICTORY! People Power Just Stopped Another Pipeline. Bye-bye Energy East!

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 5, 2017

Wow, what incredible news to wake up too.   After years of campaigning, demonstrations, and pressure led by First Nations, workers, and environmentalists TransCanada has announced they are pulling the plug on the...

The fight against pipelines is a fight for water: the Kinder Morgan trial

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 4, 2017

For many, this fight is about water. Water, that precious resource, that flows across the land just as it flows through us. We are born in it and without it we perish. When you take a moment to think about all of your connections...

My week on a plastic beach helping to name and shame its polluters

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 4, 2017

It was more devastating than I imagined, and that’s saying something considering the descriptions and pictures I’ve been exposed to over the years. The plastic pollution covering Freedom Island in Metro Manila, Philippines is...

The battle to stop the Kinder Morgan heads to the courts

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 3, 2017

For the next two weeks the battle to stop Kinder Morgan will be in the courts . Six First Nations, the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, the Province of British Columbia and several environmental organizations will take to...

Time For Banks To Get On The Right Side Of History: Mazaska Talks

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 28, 2017

“On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to  Free, Prior, and Informed Consent   (FPIC). These banks include Dakota...

#NotPipelines Action Toolkit

Publication | September 22, 2017 at 13:30

This toolkit contains five actions you can take in solidarity with Indigenous Land Defenders who are rising up to confront toxic tar sands pipelines.

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