Blog Post: Yeserday the the Cowboy Indian Alliance, led by 24 riders on horseback, officially opened the Reject and Protect tipi camp on the National Mall. Surrounded by tribal flags, flags flying the family brands of Nebraska ranchers, (and dozens of reporters from media sources of every kind) they rode onto the National Mall to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline passing through their land.
Environmentalists, First Nations, landowners, and concerned global citizens united to stop the reckless expansion of the Canadian tar sands. Learn More
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Visual: Just how big would the potential climate impact of Kinder Morgan's new TransMountain pipeline be? Climate scientist and BC MLA, Dr. Andrew Weaver, estimated the full "wells-to-wheels" climate impact of each barrel of bitumen at 0.572 tonnes of CO2. Multiplied together yields around 120 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Barry Saxifrage has created these charts to show you just how big that is.
Press Clipping: The Harper government, which never foresaw that pipelines would become the battleground in a frenzied struggle over climate change, is contending with a continent-wide wave of political opposition. A grassroots movement against B.C.’s Northern Gateway project and a White House decision to delay approval of Keystone XL are the latest blows to Conservatives’ plans to ship more oilsands crude abroad.
Press Clipping: A few miles from where Enbridge Inc. plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project. Amos, the former chief of the Haisla Nation, has argued for years that the risk – no matter how small – of an oil spill in these waters outweighs any reward the controversial project might offer.
Press Clipping: The Harper government is downgrading the protection of the North Pacific humpback whale despite objections from a clear majority of groups that were consulted. Critics say the whales could face greater danger if two major oilsands pipeline projects get the go-ahead, since both would result in a sharp increase in movement of large vessels on the West Coast that occasionally collide with, and kill, whales like the humpback.
Press Clipping: Prime Minister Stephen Harper blamed the latest delay in approving the Keystone XL pipeline on “politics.” It begs a simple question: why has Mr. Harper failed at the politics?
Blog Post: A group of concerned BC citizens, with the support of ForestEthics Advocacy, have retained legal counsel to explore options regarding the recently dismantled National Energy Board (NEB) consultation process for the Kinder Morgan pipeline project and its lack of review of climate and environmental impacts.