Visual: Great new visual memes for Line 9 campaign.
Publication: The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. The analysis also argues that the State Department underestimated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that would come with that development.
Visual: One year ago today, 40,000+ people gathered on the National Mall for the largest climate rally in US history, Forward on Climate. We made history, and haven't stopped since. Here's a little reminder of what that day was like.
Visual: Keystone XL requires a Presidential Permit to move forward, and the world is watching to see if President Obama will stand up to big oil and stop the pipeline, or continue down the path of climate catastrophe. President Obama is expected to make a decision about the pipeline sometime in the first half of 2014, and he has said he’ll reject the pipeline if it means a ‘significant impact’ on the climate. That makes his decision simple: building a 800,000 barrel-per-day pipeline of the world’s dirtiest oil will mean more tar sands dug up and burned, and more carbon pollution. Tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline!
Visual: Here is a set of unbranded graphics to help boost the key messages of the Pembina Institute's important new report. Simple key message: This pipeline is SO BIG it will undo all of the progress you're trying to make on climate change.
Publication: The proposed Energy East pipeline would enable a significant increase in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, says a new report from the Pembina Institute. "Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline” shows that producing the crude needed to fill Energy East could generate up to 32 million tonnes of additional greenhouse gas emissions each year — an even greater impact than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Publication: As of 2001, more than 250 wells had failed in the Cold Lake area. About 85-90% of the well failures were the result of geologic shear stresses generated by steaming operations. Given the documented geologic hazards and well failures associated with HPCSS, the decision by the Alberta Energy Regulator to allow CNRL to continue HPCSS operations in the Cold Lake area illustrates failure of the regulator to protect both the public interest and the environment.
Publication: Updated backgrounder from Sierra Club BC will help you put your application together to participate in the National Energy Board (NEB)’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion proposal. If you don’t apply you won’t be able to officially comment on the project during the hearings. Apply before noon (PST) on February 12 to have your say.