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Washington is right: Canada must confront its climate neglect

Published on February 19, 2013 by in Home

  TZERPORAH BERMAN Globe and Mail   This article is signed by Tzeporah Berman, an environmental author and co-founder of ForestEthics; Sarah Winterton, acting Executive Director of Evironmental Defence; Steven Guilbeault, deputy director of Equiterre, and Ben West, oil-sands campaign director of ForestEthics Advocacy. U.S. President Barack Obama, through his ambassador to Canada, has every

 
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Idle No More is an historic opportunity for alliance building

Published on January 19, 2013 by in Home

  BY HEATHER MENZIES rabble.ca   A seventh-generation descendent of Chief Tecumseh, who led the Native Nations in an alliance with General Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, came to Ottawa earlier this month to see Chief Theresa Spence on Victoria Island, and to honour her. He stood across the sacred fire from where she

 
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U.S. unveils plan to manage huge Alaskan oil reserve

Published on December 22, 2012 by in Home

  By Ros Krasny Reuters   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government on Wednesday announced a plan to manage energy drilling on part of Alaska’s North Slope, with the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserveto be divided between areas available for oil and gas leases and those that are protected from development. The announcement by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar followed the completion

 
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Nexen Cave-in: Chairman Harper’s Economic Desperation

Published on December 9, 2012 by in Home

  Selling bitumen fast, while it’s still hot, is the prime minister’s myopic motivation.   By Andrew Nikiforuk TheTyee.ca   “I don’t think Canadians want us to sell out important Canadian values — our belief in democracy, freedom, human rights. They don’t want us to sell that out to the almighty dollar.” — Stephen Harper talking

 
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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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VIDEO: Logging Halted in Castle Special Place

Published on November 6, 2012 by in Home

  Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)     Watch the Calgary Herald video HERE. Sometimes when working on a campaign, you just need a win.  Something to indicate that all of the hard work you and your supporters are doing is important and has been listened to.  On October  10th, we at the CPAWS Southern

 
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China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals

Published on October 26, 2012 by in Home

  David Suzuki with contributions from with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Manager Ian Hanington Science Matters    Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through? The problems with the plan to run pipelines from the Alberta tar sands across

 
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China’s Mounting Challenge to Our National Sovereignty

Published on October 24, 2012 by in Home

  Foreign-staffed mines in BC, Nexen on the block and the FIPA giveaway… wake up Canada!   By Bill Tieleman TheTyee.ca   “Let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821 How will Canada deal with the China challenge to our national sovereignty? It may be the most important question

 
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Fortune Minerals hearings wrap up in Behchoko, N.W.T.

Published on October 15, 2012 by in Home

   CBC News   Public hearings on Fortune Minerals’ Nico project wrapped up in Behchoko, N.W.T., this week, with many Tlicho people expressing skepticism about expert claims that mining projects won’t harm people or the environment. The mine would be located about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. Hanging over the hearings into the cobalt, gold

 
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Mi’kmaq to Obstruct Traffic to Fight Oil and Gas Exploration at Lake Ainslie

Published on September 16, 2012 by in Home

 Once again, the same scenario surfaces: indigenous, environmentalists and supporters trying to stop drilling and ecocide. The laws and regulations in place at the moment need to be reviewed to fully address peoples’ determination to care for their environment before looking at economic benefits. First Nations call for a complete halt to drilling in Cape

 
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Ottawa’s decision ‘a step backward’

Published on August 27, 2012 by in Home

With no advance warning, Stephen Harper cancels nearly 700 environmental assessments in Saskatchewan, leaving the province scrambling. Natives claim that the Harper government is supporting corporate colonialism at the expense of nature. Critics say that without strict environmental assessment Saskatchewan’s resource-based economy is put at risk. By Jason Warick The StarPhoenix     The federal

 
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Pembina Reacts to tabling of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

Published on August 23, 2012 by in Home

Instead of prohibition, Alberta relies on regulation to limit tar sands ecocide. For the Earth that is not a happy choice. Pembina Institute Press Release   CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan: “Today’s announcement is an

 
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An Overview of Bill C‐ 38: The Budget Bill that Transformed Canada’s Federal Environmental Laws

Published on August 11, 2012 by in Home

By Brenda Heelan Powell, Staff Counsel Environmental Law Centre   In late April 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C‐38: An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and Other Measures which received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012i and is now known as the Jobs, Growth

 
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Have your say on Northern Gateway and Canada’s energy future

Published on August 9, 2012 by in Home

David Suzuki Foundation Team David Suzuki Foundation        Dear Friends, Canada is at a turning point. Do we want to continue our dependence on climate-altering fossil fuels? Or do we want cleaner, safer renewables? It’s important that as many people as possible add their voices to this important discussion. Please take a moment

 
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Walkom: Enbridge pipeline saga shows limits of Stephen Harper’s bully-boy tactics

Published on August 8, 2012 by in Home

By Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist Toronto Star     Back in January, Stephen Harper made the strategic decision to bulldoze through a proposed pipeline from Alberta’s oilsands to the British Columbia coast. Eight months later that Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is in mortal danger, in large part because the prime minister’s take-no-prisoners approach has

 
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