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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog Post: Canada’s energy industry has officially surpassed transportation as the largest producer of climate-change causing greenhouse gases, in no small part because of large increases in tar sands extraction, according to a recent government report. Environment Canada said that oil and gas production now accounts for one quarter of Canada’s greenhouse emissions. Emissions from the oil and gas extraction sector has increased substantially since 2005 — largely due to a tar sands production increase of 107 percent.
Blog Post: Big Oil is spending millions of dollars trying to greenwash the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas pollution. A new report, Reality Check: Climate Change and the Tar Sands, sets the record straight on industry claims when it comes to global warming pollution.
Blog Post: TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline project generates a lot of headlines. But did you know another risky TransCanada project – even larger than Keystone – is on the horizon and could put hundreds of communities across Canada at risk of an oil spill? TransCanada’s Energy East is a pipeline plan to get tar sands oil from Alberta to the east coast, in one massive hail mary pass. Energy East is intended to export vast quantities of unrefined tar sands oil.