Browsing All posts tagged under »Alberta tar sands«

Game Is Rigged for Kinder Morgan, says Economist, Resigns Hearings

May 25, 2015


The Trans-Mountain Pipeline hearing is in the hands of a “captured regulator”, charges economist Robyn Allan Well, I have been away for a while, but apparently things over at the National Energy Board are proceeding as before, following a predictable Harper-ite agenda.  And of course another intervenor walks away in disgust, unwilling to lend credence to a […]

Again Scientists Urge Obama—Reject Tar Sands Pipeline

January 25, 2013


Last year, President Obama postponed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to ship dilbit, diluted bitumen, and synthetic crude from the tar sands region of Alberta to the US Gulf Coast.  His administration is set very soon to make a decision on whether to allow that controversial pipeline.  Such a decision has been rendered […]

625 Scientists to Stephen Harper: Don’t Gut the Fisheries Act

March 25, 2012


Dear Prime Minister Harper, cc. Honorable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans re. Potential amendments to section 35 of the Fisheries Act by D. W. Schindler et al We, a group of Canadian scientists, including many of Canada’s most senior ecologists and aquatic scientists, are writing out of concern that habitat protections are about to […]

Fall of the Flag Patches

December 21, 2011


Once we used to sew our red and white maple leaf flag to our backpacks when we traveled. Our brash cousins to the south, with their extraverted sense of superiority, looked a lot like us but acted with a less civilized (we thought) restraint.  I mean if anyone was going to feel superior … Anyway […]

BC Indigenous Nations Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline – Declaration

December 6, 2011


Save the Fraser Declaration WE THE UNDERSIGNED INDIGENOUS NATIONS OF THE FRASER RIVER WATERSHED DECLARE: We have inhabited and governed our territories within the Fraser watershed, according to our laws and traditions, since time immemorial. Our relationship with the watershed is ancient and profound, and our inherent Title and Rights and legal authority over these […]

9 Nobel Peace Laureates Urge Obama: Nix Tar Sands Pipeline

September 9, 2011


September 7, 2011 Dear President Obama, We–a group of Nobel Peace Laureates–are writing today to ask you to do the right thing for our environment and reject the proposal to build the Keystone XL, a 1700-mile pipeline that would stretch from Canada’s Alberta tar sands to the Texas Gulf Coast. It is your decision to […]

Tibetan Rhinos & the Politics of Climate Change

September 3, 2011


In which it is proven that a woolly rhino is smarter than Senator Inhofe.