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- On Tuesday, I joined over 100 new and old friends as we took to the street outside Secretary Kerry’s house in Washington, DC. By the end of the day, over 20 young people had been arrested for locking down and refusing the leave Kerry’s porch.
- In the lead up to the Canadian federal election, the economy is front and centre, but not in the way the incumbent government would have liked. The Conservatives have gone to great lengths to brand themselves as good economic managers, but with the Canadian dollar hitting its lowest point in over a decade, their election...
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- Yesterday, about 40 protestors disrupted the work on the Utah tar sands strip mine, the first to be built in the US, located in the Book Cliffs wilderness area.
- 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.
- This past week has been beyond inspiring – a lot needs to change and people everywhere are making it happen. I was lucky enough to take part in and support a small slice of what’s been taking place.
- 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.
- Canadian premiers are meeting this week to discuss the so-called Canadian Energy Strategy – an effort by Canadian provinces and territories to come up with a united front on energy in Canada.
- 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.
- A year on from the start of one of the biggest oil price plunges in recent history, it seems there is going to be no let-up in the turbulence caused by the oil price fluctuations.
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