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- And so the climate movement marches on. The last couple of months have been pretty amazing for those working towards a healthy climate future. The controversial Keystone XL pipeline is dead; Exxon is being investigated for lying about climate change; Shell and Statoil have pulled out of the Alaska Arctic, and Obama has cancelled further Arctic leases.
- Yesterday, after months of painstaking work, Oil Change International launched a report entitled “Lockdown – the end of growth of the tar sands”.
- Just a few days ago, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured as it made landfall on the western coast of Mexico. It hit as we approach the end of another year that is expected to break last year’s record as the hottest year of recorded temperatures. Climate change is here and now. And...
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- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2015 Contact: David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil [dot] org Hannah McKinnon, hannah [at] priceofoil [dot] org Pipeline opposition could end tar sands growth – new analysis The end of growth in the tar sands: new model and report The pipelines exporting tar sands out of Alberta are almost full, according to new analysis released...
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- Canadians couldn’t have been much clearer yesterday when they hit the polls in numbers that haven’t been see for decades: The Harper era is history after some ten years of Conservative rule led by outgoing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Elected with a decisive majority, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have been given...
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- The speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, earlier this week about the risks of climate change and “stranded assets” has certainly stirred up the debate about global warming.
- The debate about the tar sands often centres on the global impact the dirty fuel has on the climate, however, wildfowl is often the victim and only occasionally does it make news.
- Those in the oil industry hoping for a reprieve from the volatility of the oil price had their hopes dashed yesterday as the price of oil dropped to its lowest level in four months.
- Timing, they say is, everything. Canada’s Premiers are currently meeting at their annual summer gathering to discuss the so-called “Canadian Energy Strategy,” which will dictate the country's energy strategy for years to come.
- Often the debate about the ecological and cultural impact of the Canadian tar sands focuses on the day to day: the carbon intensity of the mining operations and routine air and water pollution impacting the First Nations and other local communities.
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