Posts Tagged ‘ Alberta ’

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

Even though Johnson wasn’t allowed to mention climate change, the jury still went easy on him. There was no jail time, though the judge doubled the fines recommended by the prosecutor and levied the maximum for each count: $500 for obstructing a public official, and $500 for continuing to talk to some supporters after the

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State Department Releases Flawed Environmental Assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline

Mar 15th, 2013 | By

A recent State Department draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline project is seriously flawed, calling the project “environmentally sound” even as it fails to properly identify threats to wildlife and habitat such as the destruction of tens of thousands of acres of prime bird habitat in Canada’s Boreal forest.

Tar Sands Activists’ Lives on the Line: Back in the Trees to Block Keystone XL

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

Activists from the group Tars Sands Blockade have once again put themselves in harm’s way to prevent land clearing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas. The move comes in solidarity with the recent protests of the Idle No More First Nations movement currently building momentum across the globe. Fresh off the

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Connecticut Tells Chase: No Pipeline, No Foreclosures: Connecticut Joins with Tar Sands Blockade

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

Today, Capitalism vs. the Climate dropped a banner visible from the I-95 highway and rallied in Bridgeport protesting Chase’s policies endangering communities and the climate.

The events are part of a week of solidarity actions by more than 25 communities across the world to demonstrate an urgent need to address the climate crisis.

Obama supports TransCanada’s bid to push ahead with part of oil pipeline |

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

Barack Obama helped put the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline back on track on Monday, endorsing construction on a key southern portion of the controversial project. The White House support for construction of a southern portion of the pipeline, running from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas, essentially unravels its rejection of the entire project

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The Keystone Pipeline Is No Victory for Environmentalism

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

While we applaud the President’s decision, we realize that the fight against destructive tar sands extraction is far from over. Although this announcement is a big step forward, we fully expect TransCanada and their allies in Congress to attempt to resurrect this project. As such, we will continue to work to make sure the President follows through on his commitment to evaluate new pipeline proposals on their environmental and social impacts. — Colin Bennett,

McMahon Is Wrong About Keystone Pipeline | OPED CT News Junkie

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

Recently Linda McMahon declared that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the national interest and described it as a “gift horse”. She is wrong. It is neither. A more accurate description of the project would be a “poison pill” or a “dirty needle used to feed our oil addiction.” The jobs figures Ms.

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Promotion of Canada’s tar sands oil is idiotic | Bill McKibben via

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

The tar sands of northern Alberta are the second-largest pool of carbon on earth, second only to Saudi Arabia. It’s burning Saudi Arabia, more than any other single thing, that has raised the temperature of the planet by a degree so far. But when oil was discovered in the Middle East, we knew nothing about

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If Brazil Has to Guard Its Rainforest, Why Does Canada/U.S. Get to Burn Its Tar Sands?

Jun 29th, 2011 | By

It was big news in Canada when, in 2008, the country slipped from the top-ten list of the world’s most peaceful countries (all the way to eleventh). By this year, it was back in eighth, 74 places above the U.S. and, when liberals in the U.S. feel despairing, what dominates their fantasy life but “moving to Canada?”