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    Sunken tug towing Nathan E. Stewart (Image submitted)

    Heiltsuk call for tanker ban to include fuel barges amid ongoing leak in Great Bear Sea

    As fuel leaks into the Great Bear Sea from a sunken tug towing 10,000 tonne fuel barge the Nathan E. Stewart, local Heiltsuk leaders are calling for a proposed North Coast tanker ban to be implemented quickly - and to include f...


    Former federal cabinet minister and Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, whose recent work with major private equity firm Warburg Pincus has seem him become a strong proponent for multiple pipelines. (Photo: Canada2020/Flickr)

    Pipelines being driven by private equity firms through ratings agency they now own

    Award-winning author Joyce Nelson explains how big private equity firms are using Canada's ratings agency, which they recently bought, to scare us into building pipelines which will directly benefit them - while ex-Alberta Prem...



    Tesla Model 3 at March 2016 unveiling (Steve Jurvetson/Flickr)

    Electric Vehicles are set to take off…so why is Trudeau still pushing pipelines?

    Electric vehicle sales are set to explode - thanks to massive investment from car makers and new regs - which will keep driving down demand for oil. So why is the Trudeau govt still pushing pipelines?


    Justin Trudeau speaks at the Paris climate talks - flanked by Canadian premiers (Province of BC/Flickr)

    Trudeau’s strange non-battle with fossil fuels (and Site C rubber stamp)

    Approving Woodfibre LNG, pushing oil pipelines, issuing permits for Site C Dam...it's all a far cry from the campaign promises Justin Trudeau made to be a climate leader and respect First Nations, says Rafe Mair.



    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    Heiltsuk Nation: Trudeau should respect court and end Enbridge pipeline

    With the Federal Court of Appeal overturning Enbridge's pipeline approval, Prime Minister Trudeau should now pull the plug on the project, once and for all, say Heiltsuk Nation leaders.


    Engineers- Tanker risks from Kinder Morgan expansion being ignored

    Engineers: Tanker risks from Kinder Morgan expansion being ignored

    The unacceptable risks from a tanker accident associated with Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion are being ignored, says a group of fossil fuel infrastructure engineers.



    Prime MInister Justin Trudeau (Canada 2020/Flickr CC Licence)

    Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan approval makes mockery of democracy

    Rafe Mair calls out Justin Trudeau on Kinder Morgan and the mockery its approval makes of our democracy. "What right does parliament have to expose our lands, parks and waters to the certain destruction that will come from toxi...


    Solar installation class (Haggerston Community College/Flickr CC licence)

    90% of world’s new electricity coming from renewables: Welcome to the end of the fossil fuel era

    90% the world's new electricity now comes from renewables. China is shuttering 1,000 coal plants and global emissions are on the decline. The end is nigh for the fossil fuel era…so why hasn’t Canada gotten the memo?



    Pipelines to Nowhere- Energy East, Kinder Morgan make no sense amid global green energy boom, tanking oil market

    Pipelines to Nowhere: Energy East, Kinder Morgan make no sense amid global green energy boom, tanking oil market

    With the longterm decline of fossil fuel markets, Canada should abandon old-economy pipeline projects like Energy East and Kinder Morgan and focus on the booming green economy, argues Will Dubitsky.


    Reductio ad absurdum- Why we environmentalists are missing the boat with sham hearings, technical arguments

    Reductio ad absurdum: Why we environmentalists are missing the boat with sham hearings, technical arguments

    Technical arguments and sham hearings on the merits and risks of pipelines and tankers miss the point, argues Rafe Mair.