February 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Teck Resources has decided to abandon its plan to build an enormous new tar sands mine in Alberta. It's a significant victory for the Earth but environmentalists cannot rest. The fight for a clean energy future has a long way to go yet.
February 6th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Canada is on the verge of approving a massive new tar sands mine, despite its pledge to meet the Paris climate accord agreement. But will it ever get built?
February 4th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
A new analysis released last week shows that building a controversial tar sands pipeline would create climate pollution vastly outweighing planned reductions in Minnesota's emissions through initiatives like 100% clean energy and clean car standards
March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report released this week and endorsed by over 50 organizations around the world reveals that 36 of the world's biggest banks funneled $115 billion into fossil fuels in 2017, an 11% increase over 2016 levels despite it being the costliest year on record for weather disasters.
November 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre
South Dakota's environmental regulator has revealed that the cleanup process for the recent 5,000 barrel oil spill along TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline will probably take several weeks — with the timeline for the restarting of pipeline operation as of right now being up in the air
November 17th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
Fossil fuel stakeholders got a double dose of bad news yesterday. In the morning Siemens announced it would drop thousands from its power and gas operations, partly due to a drop in demand for oil and gas turbines. Around the same time, TransCanada sent out word that its that Keystone tar sands oil pipeline sprang an underground leak in South Dakota.
October 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
TransCanada has notified the Canadian government that it does not intend to go forward with its proposed Energy East pipeline to Quebec City and St. Johns, New Brunswick.
August 1st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
There are lots of good reasons to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, but in the end, it may never get built because there are a lack of customers rather than because of protests and lawsuits.
May 31st, 2017 | by Susanna Schick
While the rest of the country marched for the climate in general, Los Angeles county marched for a very specific climate problem. Tesoro has been planning to expand their refinery in Wilmington, CA to start refining tar sands oil shipped in from Canada. Well, the citizens of Wilmington and surrounding cities have had enough
May 6th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The standard way of estimating air and climate pollution originating from Canada's oil sands operations vastly understate the reality of the situation, according to a new study from the Canadian government
March 28th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales
Unlike the previous administration, which "never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers," the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as "a newer, slicker, con." Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not an accurate portrayal of Justin Trudeau's character
March 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Despite all of the talk to the contrary (and fake smiling), it seems that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no intent to seriously address the country's complicity in worsening anthropogenic climate change. Going by his actions since becoming Prime Minister, it's clear that the comments that some critics made during the election that Trudeau was "just a face" were mostly accurate
March 1st, 2017 | by Tina Casey
Energy companies are beginning to bail on Canada's tar sands oil fields and even Koch Industries is joining the rush out the door -- or maybe not
December 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
In the world of oil, Saudi Arabia is the tail that wags the dog. For several years, it has stubbornly refused to cut oil production in the face of falling oil prices in order to maintain its dominant share of the oil market. It is also part of a strategy to drive tar sands and fracking producers out of business. Those non-traditional sources of oil are far more costly than pumping from reserves under the Arabian desert
December 14th, 2016 | by The Beam
This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Mike Hudema, a fervent opponent to the development of the Alberta tar sands in Canada, working with advocacy organizations, including Greenpeace
June 21st, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The University of Cambridge has blacklisted any and all investment in coal and tar sands companies following mounting pressure to [&hellip
May 12th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
EDITOR’S WARNING: It is important to read the article below. The meme at the top is being debunked as nonsense, [&hellip
November 6th, 2015 | by Kyle Field
Great news today via the NY Times regarding the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. President Obama took advantage of low [&hellip
August 2nd, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
US presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton made two promises last week in her initial pledge to make the US a clean [&hellip
July 31st, 2015 | by Cynthia Shahan
Green economy educator, spokesperson, and Ottawa councilman David Chernushenko takes his family and the viewer of Powerful: Energy for Everyone on [&hellip
July 21st, 2015 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Fossil fuel-free mutual fund investing came to Canada this spring with the announcement by VanCity Credit Union that one of [&hellip
April 8th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
So who’s left on the villains list — the roster of top national polluters in the developed world who have [&hellip
December 23rd, 2014 | by Jake Richardson
As if we needed any more convincing of how harmful pollution from tar sands oil production is, a new finding [&hellip