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Canada becomes China’s gas pump

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  China gains control of Canada’s energy, revenue, and environment policies in three moves.   from the Alberta Federation of Labour Straight Goods News Chinese-Canadian business relations are being redefined, as we cede decision-making power about our natural resources to state-owned foreign businesses. These businesses are not bound by market pressures and will not act

 
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4 Days Until the Fate of the Sacred Headwaters is Decided

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  BY KAREN TAM WU, SENIOR CONSERVATION CAMPAIGNER, FORESTETHICS ADVOCACY Dec 14, 2012 ForestEthics.org   We’re down to just four days until the ban on Shell drilling for gas in the Sacred Headwaters will be lifted. Are we are on the brink of a watershed moment, or are we about to pour more fuel on the on the

 
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Non-Nunavut groups want federal review of Izok Corridor

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  N.W.T. and national groups want say in environmental hearings for Izok Corridor Project CBC News Organizations in Nunavut and beyond are lining up to take part in the environmental review of the Izok Corridor Project. The international company MMG wants to build two mines southwest of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. All of the mining and construction

 
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Landmark climate change report leaked online

Draft of IPCC’s fifth assessment, due to be published in September 2013, leaked online by climate sceptic Alex Rawls Leo Hickman guardian.co.uk, Friday 14 December 2012 14.07 GMT The BoA coal-burning power plant, which went into operation in August 2012 near Grevenbroich, Germany. Photograph: Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images The draft of a major global warming report by

 
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‘I’d Rather Fight Like Hell’: Naomi Klein’s Fierce New Resolve to Fight for Climate Justice

‘Climate change is the human-rights struggle of our time’ by Wen Stephenson Naomi Klein, black-clad and sharp-tongued mistress of the global anti-corporate left, friend to Occupiers and scourge of oil barons, stood outside a dressing room backstage at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre one night last month, a clear-eyed baby boy on her hip. Author and activist

 
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The Dirt ~ Dec. 13, 2012

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  By DirtyOilSands.org Thursday, December 13, 2012 QUOTE OF THE WEEK “If such conflict can happen in Texas, there is a strong likelihood it will happen again, and in greater force, in Nebraska – the state where opposition delayed a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline – in British Columbia, and other areas of

 
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NEWS: Encana-PetroChina deal means more fracking in Alberta

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Globe and Mail reports, “Encana Corp. reached a $2.2-billion joint venture with PetroChina to develop the hot new Duvernay property in Alberta, in a deal that will fly just below the radar of Investment Canada’s new guidelines on state-owned enterprises. …Encana CEO Randy Eresman said the partners

 
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NEWS: Bluewater Coalition against nuclear waste sites near Lake Huron formed

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Owen Sound Sun Times reports, “Local opponents of proposed nuclear waste burial sites known as deep geologic repositories are joining forces. Groups in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties have formed the Bluewater Coalition Against the DGRs and announced their plan of action during an inaugural media

 
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NEWS: First Nations legal challenge of Canada-China FIPA likely

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

    By Brent Patterson,  Council of Canadians   APTN has reported, “Canada could face a legal challenge from First Nations over its looming investment agreement with China, says the head of a prominent British Columbia chief’s organization. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, says Canada breached its fiduciary

 
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Court injunction considered by opponents of controversial Pinehouse uranium mines deal

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix reports that “opponents are seeking a court injunction” to stop a controversial deal between Cameco and Areva with the village of Pinehouse that would advance the proposed Cigar Lake and Millennium uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan. The news report notes, “(Local residents) worry about a

 
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Our legal challenge against Schedule 2 goes to Federal Court on February 27-28

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   Almost three years after the Council of Canadians helped launch a legal challenge against the Harper government’s Schedule 2 regulations that allow for mining companies to dump their tailings waste into freshwater lakes, the case will be heard in Federal Court on February 27-28. The Sandy Pond Alliance

 
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Beyond Treaty Troubles: Examples of Successful Sharing

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  How some bands are drawing on old ways to resolve competing claims today. Last in a series   By Carly Wignes  TheTyee.ca   [Editor’s note: The 20-year effort to create modern treaties between B.C. First Nations and the federal and provincial governments has not produced many agreements. Underlying the challenge are complex structural relationships between

 
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Saskatchewan Oilsands Rights Sold For the First Time Since 2007

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  CP   REGINA – For the first time in more than five years, oilsands rights have been sold in a Crown land sale in Saskatchewan. Ed Dancsok, assistant deputy minister in the Ministry of Energy, says the two parcels of land are in the northwest, north of the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range. The

 
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Interview — Tar Sands Blockader Grace Cagle: The “Path of This Pipeline is Like a Map of Power and Poverty”

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

    by Joyce Arnold http://www.taylormarsh.com     Grace Cagle is a 22 year old, from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. She tells me she doesn’t consider herself an activist, but “a person aware of the injustices in this society who is willing and privileged enough to be able to resist those creating injustice.” That’s what she

 
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Keystone’s ‘dilbit’ problem

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  A restraining order against TransCanada’s pipeline highlights some iffy aspects of the project.   Editorial Los Angeles Times     “Dilbit” — drop the word in casual conversation and listeners might think you’re talking about the comic strip engineer who can’t get a date. But dilbit actually stands for “diluted bitumen,” a heretofore obscure oil industry

 
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