From April 7-28, the Council of Canadians, with local partners, will be visiting communities across Ontario to talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward for Ontarians. Join Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow and Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to hear more about how the Energy East Pipeline project is “Our risk – their reward.” Each tour stop also features a local guest speaker and video presentation about the diluted bitumen pipeline spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
A coalition of tribal communities, ranchers, farmers, Canadian First Nations, environmental groups and communities along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route announced the Reject and Protect action in Washington, D.C. The action will begin with a the arrival of activists on horseback on April 22, which is Earth Day, and it will culminate with a march on April 27.
We just found out that public education authorities are consulting with Big Oil companies about what our children learn in schools. There is absolutely no reason why any company should be involved in designing our kids' education -- let alone three of the most polluting corporations in the tar sands industry. Tell Alberta Education to stop consulting with Syncrude, Suncor and Cenovus about our kid’s education.
We need your help to stop CNRL. For nearly a year, and potentially longer, there have been four unstoppable underground oil leaks at tar sands operation near Cold Lake, Alberta. Now CNRL is quietly applying to the Alberta Energy Regulator for permission to start highly pressurizing the ground for more tar sands again even though the spills haven’t even stopped – they are still spilling! Sign this petition asking the government to say no!
We just moved a step closer to discovering what President Obama’s true climate legacy will be. Now it’s time to tell Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is bad for the climate and bad for our nations.
When the Globe and Mail and the NFB launched their interactive game / documentary "Fort McMoney" in late 2013, nearly 200,000 people played. One of the last actions players were asked to take was to vote on whether we should "stop exploiting the oil sands". 77% - over 350,000 votes - said yes. The game was so popular they are starting it again in January 2014.
The federal government will soon make a decision on approving the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipelines and tankers project. The Yinka Dene Alliance of First Nations is committed to using all lawful means to stop this devastating project from ever being built through our territories, and has joined with other First Nations to create a powerful and unbroken wall of opposition. We are asking you to stand with us to Hold the Wall.
Neil Young started a much needed national Canadian conversation in January about the true impacts unchecked oil sands development are having on Canada's First Nations people. His four concert tour to raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation was wildly successful, with over $500,000 raised for ACFN's legal defence. You can still pledge to stand with Neil and the ACFN or contribute to their crowdfunding campaign.