Blog Post: What happens when you put a rancher, a fisherman, a journalist and Maude Barlow into a room? It might be the beginning of a joke, but it’s nothing but. It is a sampling of some of the speakers who will tour Atlantic Canada to discuss the disastrous consequences of the Energy East pipeline. They will tour Halifax, Cornwallis, Saint John, Fredericton and Edmundston from October 26 to November 6.
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Blog Post: In this issue of The Dirt, Energy East faces growing opposition that threatens to kill TransCanada’s unpopular pipeline project, Canada Council and friends set to launch Atlantic Canada tour to highlight the risks of the Energy East pipeline, and a new report raises questions about Canada Revenue Agency’s biased process for determining which charities deserve to be audited. Oh, and an anonymous donor has stepped up to match donations to First Nations' legal battle against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, so get out your wallet!
Blog Post: Perhaps the clamor was the most significant thing about the People’s Climate March, because it embodied a need to be heard—a cacophonous demand for new climate policy and a new set of rules for how the planet’s future will be shaped. We hope that it will be ringing in the ears of the politicians who still want to believe that politics can be separated from the health of the planet—and that registered voters’ opinions about climate can be ignored.
Press Clipping: Sky News put together a three-minute video segment on the Harvest the Hope Concert and the growing opposition to Keystone XL in Nebraska. Listen to what Neil Young, Willie Nelson and local ranchers have to say about climate change and the need to move beyond oil -- including the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Blog Post: What's the fastest-growing sector in Canada's economy? Given what you hear from politicians and the media, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the resource industry, especially extraction and export of fossil fuels like oil sands bitumen and liquefied natural gas. But we're no longer just "hewers of wood and drawers of water" — or drillers of oil, frackers of gas and miners of coal.According to Ottawa-based consultants Analytica Advisors, clean technology, or clean-tech, is the country's fastest-growing industry.
Blog Post: On April 22, 2013, Alec Johnson disrupted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline near Tushka, Oklahoma by chaining himself to heavy equipment and effectively halting work. Now, more than a year after his arrest, Alec Johnson will attempt to make US history by becoming the first to argue that he was justified in breaking the law to prevent a greater harm: the urgent threat of climate change.
Press Clipping: Hundreds of aboriginal people took the bait of an impromptu viral social media campaign to submit their favourite fishing pictures, following a Vancouver Observer story last week that reported that pipeline giant Kinder Morgan had questioned how much a B.C. band still eats fish. Green Party of B.C.’s interim leader Adam Olsen thought the question was fishy, so asked aboriginal people to share their fish photos. The response was overwhelming.