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Council of Canadians, Toronto Chapter, Dec 2, 2012: News and Events

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  The Council of Canadians  Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest advocacy organization, with members and chapters across the country. If you believe that our social programs and public services should be strengthened, not privatized; that our foreign and trade policies should be independent, not subservient to the United States; and

 
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U.S. Offers Wind-Power Leases Offshore Three Atlantic States

By Andrew Herndon - Nov 30, 2012 2:54 PM ET Bloomberg News The Obama administration will offer leases next year for wind-energy development off the coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia, the Interior Department said. The agency, which oversees energy development in federal waters more than 3 miles from shore, set aside 277,550 acres divided into two wind-energy areas on the

 
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Tar Sands Oil Boom Drives Push for A Northern Pipeline

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  The rapid development of Alberta’s tar sands has spawned a new proposal for a 731-mile pipeline that would transport oil to the British Columbia coast. The project is strongly opposed by conservationists and First Nations leaders, who fear the environmental risks it would bring.   Ed Struzic environment360    The Great Bear Rainforest is

 
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A low carbon future is the one we must all fight for

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

Decarbonisation is being lead by the Europeans, in spite of the fossil fuel industries’ war on life. UN negotiations in Doha are just a sideshow. The real climate change battle is being staged elsewhere   Michael Jacobs The Guardian       An innocent observer could be forgiven for thinking that the United Nations climate

 
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Student activism is alive and well

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  By Bill McKibben The Boston Globe    I MET with students at Northeastern University recently, and they were gung-ho about going to work on climate change: They’d gone way past their old focus on recycling to start demanding that the college divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. They were nerving themselves up for a

 
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Undercover footage shows Chris Heaton-Harris admitting to having seen no research to support his anti-wind criticisms

Thursday 15 November 2012 17.22 GMT Damian Carrington   Undercover footage shows Chris Heaton-Harris admitting to having seen no research to support his anti-wind criticisms Heaton-Harris states in a public video that turbines harm birds, despite having admitted in private to seeing no research on this. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian     Conservative

 
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Sacred Economics and Sacred Law: Polly Higgins and Charles Eisenstein

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Conscious Media YouTube  A discussion between two visionaries of the new world – both who share the belief that all life is sacred. Hear them speak intimately about their life paths and their visions for the future. This was an evening of stimulating dialogue to support humanity’s evolution.     Polly Higgins Eradicating Ecocide

 
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Green groups want assurance Rice will dump oil sands stocks

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

 A slight conflict of interest perhaps? By Ben Geman and Zack Colman The Hill  STATE OF PLAY: Environmentalists are pressing the White House to ensure that Susan Rice dumps shares in oil sands-related companies if she’s nominated for secretary of State. “The White House has gotten the message that people are very concerned about this,” said

 
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Bureaucrats told Peter Kent reforms could undermine environmental protection

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

 The  Harper government’s sell-out to the fossil fuel industry is exposed in this story. BY MIKE DE SOUZA POSTMEDIA NEWS     OTTAWA – Oil and gas companies were pushing for a weakening of conservation laws that could undermine the federal government’s ability to protect the environment, bureaucrats warned Environment Minister Peter Kent more than

 
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Enbridge Bid to Dismiss Landowners’ Lawsuit Fails, Pipeline Case to Continue

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Landowner group wants to force Enbridge to follow local regulations; the pipeline company says the group has no legal standing to sue.   Lisa Song Inside Climate News    A lawsuit against pipeline company Enbridge Inc. was returned to Michigan state court on Tuesday, after a judge ruled that a group that is trying to

 
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Court rules against Texas landowners in pipeline case

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Inside Climate News Bloomberg   TEXAS – TransCanada Corp. can use eminent- domain law to seize Texas land to build the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar-sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries, an appeals court said Thursday. Texas landowners opposing Keystone XL claimed that TransCanada doesn’t meet the definition of a “common carrier” under

 
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Outgoing Mexican President’s Environmental Legacy Questioned

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  By Emilio Godoy IPS   “A Canadian firm wants to extract minerals in our area; it will harm the environment and use up water needed by the community,” complained Hipólito García, who lives in Tetlama, 110 kilometres south of the Mexican capital. Similar complaints are echoed around the country. García’s protest is aimed at two

 
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Action Alert: Is a big gas-fired peaker plant coming to Guelph?

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Angela Bischoff Ontario Clean Air Alliance What’s the best way to meet Guelph’s electricity needs?  Is it by building a new high voltage transmission line and a $500 million gas peaker plant that would waste more than 60% of the gas it burns heating up the atmosphere?  Or would it be better to fully

 
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Tri-National Campaign Launched in Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  By Stuart Trew Council of Canadians Press Release   For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Beifus, 206-227-3079 or kristen@washingtonfairtrade.org Tri-National Campaign Launched in Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Activists Announce Goal of 1,000 North American Groups against “NAFTA Expansion” Blaine, Wash. - Activists from Canada, Mexico and the United States are unveiling a new tri-national unity statement opposing

 
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NEWS: Ontario Liberal leadership candidate urges united front against Harper agenda

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Globe and Mail reports, “Kathleen Wynne, a front-runner in the race to become the next premier of Ontario, says she wants to forge a united front with her provincial colleagues to extract a fairer deal from Ottawa. …If the provinces were to become one big squeaky wheel, it would

 
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