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- There’s a clear logic to the global challenge of addressing climate change: when you’re in a hole, stop digging. If we’re serious about tackling the global climate crisis, we need to stop exploring for, developing, and ultimately producing and consuming fossil fuels.
- New concerns have been raised over the ecological impact of in-situ tar sands mining after research was published yesterday revealing that high pressure steaming can discharge pollutants into the environment
- After the Canadian province of Alberta announced last week that it was establishing an “Oil Sands Advisory Group” (OSAG), to advise the government on the tar sands aspects of its Climate Leadership Plan it immediately caused an out-cry from opposition groups and some parts of the oil industry.
- The political and economic reverberations of last week’s Canadian court of appeal judgement against the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline are continuing.
- In a stunning victory for First Nations and environmentalists, a Canadian court has overturned the approval of the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline in Canada.
- This week, the leaders of Mexico, Canada, and the United States met in Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit. In their outcome statement on climate and energy, they committed to “phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 and call on the other members of the G-20 to do the same.” Along with their...
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- Big Oil’s twilight could happen faster than many have predicted.
- Today’s decision does not mean the Kinder Morgan project will be built. The company faces an insurmountable wall of opposition in B.C.
- The fire that the locals call “the beast” is back with a vengeance. Last week, the wildfire that ravaged parts of the tar sands town of Fort McMurray in Alberta seemed to have done its worst. But in recent days it has returned and headed to the tar sands camps north of the town, travelling at around 30-40 metres per second.
- At the beginning of last week, environmentalists celebrated when the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan, pulled the plug on its controversial natural gas pipeline which had been proposed through parts of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, called NorthEast Energy Direct.
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