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Will the new Ontario Premier review the Darlington overhaul?

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst Greenpeace Canada   Hundreds of people told the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) it shouldn’t approve Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan to rebuild the four aging Darlington reactors during public hearings last week.  People overwhelmingly repeated the same concern: it’s just irresponsible to spend billions on Darlington without first considering

 
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James Hansen: Storms of My Grandchildren’s Opa

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  I refer not to Sandy, although it too was our storm1– and my recent op-ed in the Guardian reminds people of the implications of Sandy for public policies. I refer rather to a little tempest following an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, which described my remarks at the Commonwealth Club on 4 December. My

 
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B.C. mine’s offshore hiring plan sparks conflict

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  PAV JORDAN, WENDY STUECK Globe and Mail   When 60 Chinese workers arrive for work later this week at a British Columbia coal mine, they will be getting a lot more than they bargained for. Hired by HD Mining International to work the Murray River coal project in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., the miners will

 
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Pinehouse residents decry imminent signing of uranium “gag agreement”

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Signing ceremony for secretive deal announced despite community opposition   Residents of the northern Saskatchewan village of Pinehouse feel betrayed and appalled that a controversial “Collaboration Agreement” between the village and uranium giants Cameco and Areva is set to be signed today, despite community concerns and opposition to the deal. At a community meeting

 
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MiningWatch Urges Caution in Sensitive Yukon Ecosystem

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Ramsey Hart Miningwatch.ca (Ottawa)  MiningWatch Canada is urging the Yukon Government to heed a call for land use planning in the sensitive Alsek Valley on the boundary of Kluane National Park in the south-western Yukon. The national mining watch dog is adding its voice to local residents and the Yukon Conservation Society who have

 
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Time for Taseko Mines to Admit Mine Plan Won’t Work

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Panel Finds Major Deficiencies with New Prosperity Proposal   Press Release Tsilhqot’in National Government   WILLIAMS LAKE, BC, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ – The independent Panel reviewing the controversial New Prosperity mine project has told Taseko Mines Limited that major deficiencies with the proposal must be addressed before the Panel can consider proceeding to public hearings, but Tsilhqot’in

 
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Mother Nature Is Just Getting Warmed Up: Record-Smashing Early December Assures 2012 Will Be Hottest In U.S. History

By Joe Romm on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm We’ve had spring weather in early December — and that guarantees 2012 will be the hottest year on record for the United States. I had reported on Monday that 2012 was virtually certain to be the hottest on record thanks to the warm November and blistering early December. Now

 
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No Nukes News, Dec 13, 2012: Kangaroo Court

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  Dec. 13, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend! “Using a nuclear reactor to boil water is “like cutting butter with a chain saw.” – the late Barry Commoner “30 bombs worth of plutonium made every year per 1000 MW reactor.  That is the core of the problem – making plutonium just to boil

 
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Take Action: Take the Climate Reality Pledge

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

   climaterealityproject.org     Dirty Energy has created a world of Dirty Weather. Yet as the climate crisis deepens, the oil, coal, and gas industries continue to rake in record profits. We’re calling for it to stop. It’s time to use your power. It’s time to use your voice. Join us and speak out, so

 
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Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

 
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Ontario: A Question of Commitment

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario   Scientists are becoming increasingly confident that extreme weather events – like the droughts, floods and record-breaking temperatures we experienced this past summer – will increase in severity and frequency in the years to come and are strongly influenced by rising levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the

 
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Alberta energy company to use airplanes instead of pipeline to transport oil

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

 You won’t believe this. CBC.ca     From Keystone XL to the Northern Gateway project, one of the most contentious topics in Canada today is pipelines. However, one Alberta energy company believes that they have come up with a creative way to avoid having to use this method of oil transport ever again: Earlier this

 
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Documents Reveal Alberta Colludes With Industry In Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Review

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  by Carol Linnitt ThinkProgress.org   A pipeline safety review conducted by the Alberta government last summer was done with the oil and gas industry’s interests in mind, according to recent documents released to Greenpeace through Freedom of Information legislation. The documents (PDF) show the review, commissioned after a series of back-to-back pipeline incidents across Alberta raised public concern,

 
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Tar Sands Deal And China’s Colonization of Canada

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  Mark Taliano niagaraatlarge.com   Like A Piece of Raw Meat, Harper Throws Canada’s Sovereignty On To Chopping Block   “Those skilled in war subdue the enemy’s army without battle.  They capture his cities without assaulting them, and overthrow his state without protracted operations.  Your aim is to take the opponent’s country intact.  This is

 
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More Leaked Documents Rip Lid off CETA Giveaways

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Exposed European Union demands show Canadians’ local authority, labour and enviro protections are at risk.   By Robert Duffy and Charley Beresford TheTyee.ca   We’ve been following the CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) negotiations between Canada and the European Union since 2010, starting with a legal analysis of early leaked documents, commissioned by the Centre for Civic

 
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