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Canada Day after COVID-19: Biden, Keystone XL and a Green New Deal could shake up Canada’s energy industry

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently reiterated his desire to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. “I’ve been against Keystone from the beginning. It is tarsands that we don’t need — that in fact is a very, very high pollutant,” he said. Now Biden says he would shut it down again if he’s elected […]

Tar Sands FAIL: Teck Resources pulls the plug on $15.5 billion Alberta project

Sometimes it’s good to be prescient. CleanTechnica published a story today about two natural gas pipelines that have been held up for years by opponents. In that story, we suggested time may be working to the advantage of environmental activists. Renewables get cheaper every day, it seems, while public awareness that burning fossil fuels is endangering the planet increases. […]

February 25th

Native protest against tar sands pipeline shuts down Canadian rail service

Today, there are 6 groups who can claim Wet’suwet’en heritage. Five of them have signed agreements with the developers of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, but the sixth has refused to do so. According to The Guardian, Wet’suwet’en chiefs say the authority of these groups only applies to reservations, not traditional territory. It just so happens the proposed […]

February 17th

Tar Sands Pipelines: In Canada, militarized police attack indigenous peoples on their own land

From the Indigenous Environmental Network: Watch this video of heavily militarized police invading #Wetsuweten territories. Right now dozens of militarized police with assault rifles and dogs have been deployed against unarmed Wet’suwet’en land defenders on unceded Indigenous land. Militarized RCMP Raid Gidimt'en Monitoring Post at 39KM SHARE WIDELY – This morning at approximately 4:30am, heavily militarized RCMP invaded unceded […]

February 7th

Environmental justice: Tar sands refinery would threaten health of neighbors (also the planet)

The tar sands expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo would impact local health and the climate by increasing refinery emissions and worsening air quality for nearby communities, while also increasing tanker traffic and the risk of a devastating oil spill in the San Francisco Bay Area. By Dan Bacher Local environmental […]

March 8th

Pipelines are a leaky, dirty dead-end. Let’s build clean infrastructure instead.

Although pipelines have been facing a number of setbacks recently, pro-pipeline groups aren’t giving up. One of those is Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN), which came to our attention because it’s recently begun sponsoring the Washington Examiner’s daily energy newsletter. By Climate Denier Roundup GAIN’s website simply describes the group as supporting strengthening infrastructure development and only mentions […]

February 15th

Why did Canada just buy a $4.5 pipeline to send tar sands oil to China? It’s worse than you think.

CleanTechnica contributor Michael Ballard published a well researched analysis of the economics behind Canada’s decision this month to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion. He suggests the pipeline is intended to provide China with a reliable source of petroleum for its future needs and questions whether, with China’s increasing reliance on renewable energy, […]

June 8th