TransCanada, the “energy transfer company” responsible for getting the incredibly dirty diluted bitumen oil from the tar sands in western Canada, and also potentially Bakken crude, to refineries in Quebec City and St. Johns, New Brunswick, has notified the Canadian government that it is cancelling its proposed Energy East pipeline project, citing slowing growth in […]
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By Meteor Blades Fall-out from the ruling of a Nebraska district court judge Wednesday could postpone President Obama’s long-awaited decision on allowing construction of Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline a while longer, perhaps beyond the November election, a number of analysts say. That possibility comes at the same time the president’s remarks about what he said to Canadian Prime […]
In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building.
By Roger Fox I doubt the Keystone project is even a real long term goal by TransCanada,. Certainly in the big picture Keystone is only a single chapter in a much larger book. If you read this diary you will risk information overload, you will be offered numerous disparate data points that at first glance may […]
So a lot of you are asking “Just wtf happened last night?”
But that’s foolish. It was all right there. It was all in the numbers and the momentum.
Rule #1 of politics: Parties that are crashing do not come back from the brink.
This will be tricky… there’s a law on the books the prevents the dissemination of election results before all the polls are closed, and Canada is a biiig country.
Polls have closed in Newfoundland, but they won’t close in BC until 10 pm Eastern time. So we’ll report what we can as things trickle in.
With Canadians voting as I write this, it’s likely that whatever happens today it’ll be good news for the environment:
Canada’s voters go to the polls Monday, after an election campaign full of surprises. Barely a month ago the left was in disarray and the ruling Conservative Party looked headed toward a majority. Instead, it’s the left/socialist New Democratic Party that has surged, and the Greens may pick up their first elected Member of Parliament.
Canada is in the middle of an exciting election campaign that is taking some surprising twists. One of the most exciting, from an environmental standpoint: Green Party leader Elizabeth May way win her bid to be the first Green candidate to be elected to serve in the Canadian Parliament.
At the Canada/Norway Olympic hockey game this week, the Pure Salmon Campaign was out in force, telling people “No Way Norway”. It’s part of their Global Week of Action on the problem of farmed salmon. Why Norway? Because Norwegian companies control most of the world’s salmon farms. The Pure Salmon Campaign wants those farms removed from […]
The Northwest Passage is opening up. As Arctic ice melts, the shipping season will grow, and with it, the pressures on the fragile Arctic ecosystem.
With the spotlight shining on clean energy, the stage has been set for the U.S. to rid itself of a harmful addiction to foreign oil. The stars are aligned and the cards have been dealt. Soon we’ll have kicked the dirty habit, right?
Despite vocal opposition from the city’s developers and media, Toronto’s Planning Committee has recommended expanding the controversial green roof by-law to make it even more inclusive than before.
Ontario is planning on updating its 136 year old mining law to reflect current values and conditions. Preventing wildcat staking of personal and aboriginal property is one of its highest priorities.
North of the border a controversy is starting to gain steam in the nation’s largest city, Toronto. The city has proposed a by-law that would make ‘green roofs’ mandatory in most new condos and office or retail complexes.