Blog Post: In this issue of The Dirt, the residents of Kitimat, B.C. tell Enbridge they don’t want its Northern Gateway pipeline, TransCanada ignores employees’ concerns about the safety of its pipelines, and tar sands expansion makes the energy sector Canada’s biggest source of GHGs.
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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Press Clipping: With a hushed crowd of about one hundred, the unofficial result of the Kitimat plebiscite was read aloud Saturday evening. Instantly, those gathered at the downtown park erupted into screams of joy. Enbridge has lost the vote.
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.
Press Clipping: Hundreds of people gathered in Burnaby on Saturday to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. "We are in the process of building a mass movement of people who are committed to stopping pipelines from the tar sands, and this was a step forward in building that movement," said Ruth
Blog Post: If you’ve been following the Canadian government’s sales pitch for the Keystone XL pipeline, you’ve probably heard this claim before: “Emissions per barrel have been reduced by 26 per cent between 1990 and 2011.” It’s more or less true, but it’s also a red herring. The oilsands sector’s overall emissions intensity will fall by only one per cent between 2010 and 2030; meanwhile, the GHG intensity of the bitumen extraction process itself is projected to rise by 17 per cent.
Blog Post: t's been standing room only at many of the recent public forums about the proposed Energy East pipeline. Similar crowds have been seen at Ontario Energy Board hearings, which are being held to gauge Ontarians' support for the massive pipeline project that would carry crude from Hardisty, Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick.
Press Clipping: Public-opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry. "The perceived advantages of pipelines were economic — though few participants saw Canada as a whole benefiting from pipelines being built," said a report from Environics posted publicly this week.