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Kinder Morgan

Four charts reveal gigantic climate impact from proposed Kinder Morgan mega-pipeline


April 23rd 2014

Visual: Just how big would the potential climate impact of Kinder Morgan's new TransMountain pipeline be? Climate scientist and BC MLA, Dr. Andrew Weaver, estimated the full "wells-to-wheels" climate impact of each barrel of bitumen at 0.572 tonnes of CO2. Multiplied together yields around 120 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Barry Saxifrage has created these charts to show you just how big that is.

Keystone XL

Keystone XL: Let’s make some NOISE!


February 6th 2014

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!

Energy East

New Graphics: How BIG is Energy East?

February 6th 2014

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.