Citizen Action Monitor

BC citizen activists shocked by Kinder Morgan’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit against them

Company cites citizen obstruction and interference with pipeline test work on Burnaby Mountain “It’s intimidating, it’s bullying, it’s a tactic they are employing,” said residents’ lawyer No 1177 Posted by … Continue reading

October 31, 2014

“It’s not going to happen,” say defiant opponents of Energy East mega-pipeline project

Canadian opposition growing — from Indigenous people, local communities, land owners, NGOs, and environmentalists No 1176 Posted by fw, October 30, 2014 “Following TransCanada’s announcement that the permit had been … Continue reading

October 30, 2014

“Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada’s history,” says Prof. John McMurtry

No-holds-barred, scathing criticism of Stephen Harper by Univ. of Guelph philosophy professor No 1175 Posted by fw, October 29, 2014 “He is the most despotic and toxic first minister in … Continue reading

October 29, 2014

BC university prof joins campout on Burnaby Mountain in protest of NEB decision favouring Kinder Morgan

Simon Fraser University biochemistry professor, Lynne Quarmby, prepared to be arrested No 1174 Posted by fw, October 27, 2014 “In the past 24 hours tensions have been rising as we … Continue reading

October 27, 2014

US now lives under a corporate dictatorship

American rituals and institutions are a façade for global corporate powers. No 1173 Posted by fw, October 25, 2014 “This devolution of the economic system has been accompanied by corporations’ … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

Burnaby BC loses latest round of seesaw battle with Kinder Morgan over pipeline test drilling

Mayor vows to carry the fight to federal court No 1172 Posted by fw, October 25, 2014 “The battle heated up in early September when the City of Burnaby began … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

EU emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030 just half of 80% required to meet 2°C commitment

UK climate scientist Kevin Anderson states his “grave concern” in letter to PM David Cameron No 1171 Posted by fw, October 24, 2014 “…the reasons for today’s climate dilemma reside … Continue reading

October 24, 2014

Devastating new book should just about destroy Stephen Harper, says blogger, Montreal Simon

The book is Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, the author, Michael Harris, investigative journalist No 1170 Posted by fw, October 23, 2014 “For it needs to … Continue reading

October 23, 2014

Ecology Ottawa, an environmental activist group, gears up to fight TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline

A volunteer-driven organization, Ecology Ottawa has five full-time staff and “dozens and dozens” of volunteers No 1169 Posted by fw, October 21, 2014 “As pipeline giant TransCanada prepares to file its application for … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

Recent developments give “new hope” to Hamiltonians concerned about climate change

Hamilton residents primed to reduce funding to fossil fuel industry that is damaging the global climate No 1168 Posted by fw, October 20, 2014 “Fossil fuel divestment is the focus … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Did Hupacasath First Nation just toss a monkey wrench into Canada’s FIPA deal with China?

Hupacasath’s FIPA challenge rooted in recent Supreme Court of Canada decision No 1167 Posted by fw, October 16, 2014 “The Hupacasath First Nation put the Chinese government on notice today, … Continue reading

October 16, 2014

Haven’t read Klein’s book? Not to worry — Watch Klein summarize key parts in 45–minute talk — VIDEO

This video offers an excellent summary of Klein’s main ideas. Better yet, they’re delivered by the author herself No 1166 Posted by fw, October 15, 2014 Naomi Klein – Author, … Continue reading

October 15, 2014

Silent no more – 19 climate science experts speak out, their message is alarming — VIDEO

“The one thing I am certain of is that we will not do as much as the scientists say we need to do.” No 1165 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk — Pt 3: Rebuttal

In a devastating critical analysis, economics prof exposes gaping holes in biased New Climate Economy Report No 1164 Posted by fw, October 10, 2014 “So what is the real concern … Continue reading

October 10, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk: – Pt 2: Rebuttal

“A green-painted version of business as usual won’t cut it,” scoffs Sam Bliss of Grist No 1163 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 “…thanks to the misunderstanding of a few wishful thinkers … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Climate system trend will result in 5°C to 6°C global temperature increase in decade or two

“It is vital that we slash greenhouse gas emissions” No 1161 Posted by fw, October 7, 2014 “Our climate system is presently undergoing preliminary stages of abrupt climate change. If allowed … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

The year is 2040 and life on Mother Earth is beginning to unravel

As we pick up the fact-based fictional spectre of menacing climate change… No 1159 Posted by fw, October 4, 2014 By 2040, heat waves and droughts were the norm. Control … Continue reading

October 4, 2014

Youth file Petition with US Supreme Court to establish federal government’s responsibility to protect essential natural resources

“This case relies on a foundational principle of government—the Public Trust Doctrine” No 1158 Posted by fw, October 3, 2014 “The youth are appealing a decision by the Court of … Continue reading

October 3, 2014