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Leading climate scientist: Canada’s tar sands makes climate change ‘unsolvable’ | The Raw Story

Leading climate scientist: Canada’s tar sands makes climate change ‘unsolvable’ | The Raw Story.

Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world’s most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as the industry’s tar sands salesman and “holding a club” over […]

Artist finds inspiration in Canadian government’s attempt to silence her

Artist finds inspiration in Canadian government’s attempt to silence her | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

“It is almost like it’s a corporation exercising extreme message control,” she said in a phone interview. “It’s as if Stephen Harper were the CEO of Canada the corporation and we were his employees and we were not allowed to step […]

Sierra Club to use civil disobedience for first time in 120 year history

Sierra Club to use civil disobedience for first time in 120 year history – The Agonist.

Interesting… (Kevin S forwarded the Sierra Club campaign to OHS as well)  as the blog says:  This is a big thing. The Sierra Club has a membership estimated at 1.4 million and is one of the oldest environmental groups […]

IdleNoMore, the Budget Omnibus, and the wider effect of the protest and the legislation

A little more background on C-45,  IdleNoMore, Chief Spence, and the effect of the budget bill,  from a journalist who has recently moved back to Canada from the US:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/24/1173647/-Idle-No-More-Battling-the-Right-in-the-Great-White-North

“Tens-of-thousands of everyday people across the country .. are standing up on this Christmas eve, supporting her efforts to oppose what is unarguably  a […]

How are fracking and water protection affected by eliminating the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission?

How are fracking and water protection affected by eliminating the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission?.

[more information from COC on dismantling transparency and environmental protection via the Omnibus – note the stats below on increasing lack of compliance by industry since 2009…]

This morning the Senate approved Bill C-45, Harper’s second omnibudget bill of the […]

Pipeline: COC and Maude Barlow, UofT, Nov. 17 10-5

Humanists for Social and Environmental Action: Pipeline: COC and Maude Barlow, UofT, Nov. 17 10-5.

THE TAR SANDS COME TO ONTARIO – NO LINE 9! Resistance, education and alternatives

Sat. Nov 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., University of Toronto Lunch provided, building is accessible

Special guests will […]

300 Attend “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands” in Toronto

300 Attend “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands” in Toronto.

Over 300 people gathered in Toronto last night for “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands,” a series organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network and supporters.

Moderated by Heather Milton-Lightning of Pasqua First Nation, the speakers on the […]

Global warming is depressing. Like Conservatives, why not ignore it? – The Globe and Mail

Global warming is depressing. Like Conservatives, why not ignore it? – The Globe and Mail.  (good omnibus roundup of science vs head-in-the-oilsands by Gerald Caplan…mb)

….Here’s where we are: The government is hell-bent on drastically expanding Canada’s oil and gas industry as the future driver of the entire Canadian economy for decades to come. As […]

Koch Brothers’ Activism Protects Their 50-Year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils

Koch Brothers’ Activism Protects Their 50-Year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils | InsideClimate News.   Sent from an intrepid member! ….At the top of the list are the Koch family’s long and deep investments in Canada’s heavy oil industry, which have been central to the company’s initial growth and subsequent diversification since 1959.

By David Sassoon, […]

Contract for Keystone XL Review Was Between TransCanada and Cardno Entrix,

Contract for Keystone XL Review Was Between TransCanada and Cardno Entrix, State Department Documents Confirm | Common Dreams.  (breaking news – re conflict of interest …. worth tracing this up north, too …?)

Revelation adds to concerns over conflicts of interestContract is heavily redacted, giving the appearance of impropriety

WASHINGTON – March 9 – Under […]

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