Citizen Action Monitor

Expert BC intervener files a motion demanding cessation of all Kinder Morgan work on Trans Mountain pipeline

Kinder Morgan’s failure to register a restructuring deal violates Canadian law, says intervener and former CEO of the BC Insurance Corporation No 1200 Posted by fw, November 25, 2014 “The … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

Severe storms fail to convince most Americans that climate change is underway, reveals new study

It’s political ideology that shapes climate change beliefs No 1199 Posted by fw, November 25, 2014 “People may be hesitant to accept the consensus view now, scientists and policy makers … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

Harper has allowed Texas-based Kinder Morgan to circumvent our Charter rights on our own land

Having been denied legal means to defend a public conservation area, how far will protesters be prepared to go? No 1198 Posted by fw, November 24, 2014 “The protest against … Continue reading

November 24, 2014

“At best, green solutions can help us avoid finite limits for a little while longer,” concludes expert analyst

The problem, says Gail Tverberg, is that statements about green energy are often overly optimistic No 1197 Posted by fw, November 22, 2014 “Expectations for wind and solar PV need … Continue reading

November 22, 2014

Rob Hopkins heaps praise on Klein’s new book, but wonders why it left him feeling “underwhelmed”

Rob found Klein’s This Changes Everything “heavy on the numbing information”, absence of alternatives to capitalism No 1196 Posted by fw, November 21, 2014 “…living in ‘a world teeming with … Continue reading

November 21, 2014

SHOCKER – Our only hope for a sustainable future is to return to a low-energy, low consumption, pre-1973 lifestyle

On closer inspection, many of the “great renewable energy successes” don’t look so great after all No 1195 Posted by fw, November 20, 2014 “Renewable energy is growing faster than ever … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

TransCanada hires dirty tricks PR consultants to discredit opponents of Energy East pipeline project

Dirty tricks campaign will unleash 35,000 fake grassroots supporters of Energy East No 1194 Posted by fw, November 20, 2014 “More than 50 Edelman and TransCanada staff would be devoted … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

Obama quietly approved Enbridge cross-border pipeline for transport of Alberta tar sands oil

“He did it sort of secretly and didn’t go through the entire process the Keystone XL northern half is going through” No 1193 Posted by fw, November 19, 2014 “We’re … Continue reading

November 19, 2014

Humans are driven by a need for diversion as a way to avoid disturbing thoughts

Our entire economic system is based on catering to our addiction to diversions No 1192 Posted by fw, November 16, 2014 “Pascal suggested that humans are driven by a need … Continue reading

November 16, 2014

Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst heads to Supreme Court to challenge Alberta court ruling against her

Alberta court decision ruled provincial legislation trumps citizen’s rights under Charter of Rights Law professor said that the Ernst case … is shaping up to be ”the legal saga of … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

People helping people to create resilient communities — an exciting, innovative model of grassroots social change

Leading the way to local resilience solutions in Portland, OR is a new start-up, “Community Supported Everything” No 1190 Posted by fw, November 14, 2014 “When people are faced with a dire … Continue reading

November 14, 2014

US coalition of 8 file lawsuit challenging State Dept’s illegal approval of Enbridge’s tar sands pipeline plans

“The only thing worse than dirty oil is dirty oil backed by dirty tricks.” No 1189 Posted by fw, November 13, 2014 “ ‘The Obama administration should be ashamed of … Continue reading

November 13, 2014

In landmark fracking case, Alberta judge orders whistleblower’s lawsuit against Alberta government to proceed

Very large victory dismisses all key government’s arguments against Jessica Ernst’s lawsuit No 1188 Posted by fw, November 11, 2014 “In a lengthy decision, Alberta Chief Justice Neil Wittmann dismissed all … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Bill C-469, a bill to establish a Canadian environmental bill of rights

Bill C-469 was recently submitted by NDP MP Linda Duncan No 1187 Posted by fw, November 9, 2014 I first learned about Bill C-469 in an article by David Suzuki, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014

From Quebec’s legislature, great news for opponents of proposed Energy East pipeline

Legislature’s resolution effectively a vote of non-confidence in National Energy Board review process No 1186 Posted by fw, November 7, 2014 “We urge the National Energy Board to amend its … Continue reading

November 7, 2014

TransCanada caught repeating false information about benefits of Energy East’s pipeline

Contrary to TransCanada’s claim, Energy East will not significantly reduce overseas oil imports to Quebec and Maritimes No 1185 Posted by fw, November 6, 2014 Here’s TransCanada’s false claim, which … Continue reading

November 6, 2014

350.org commits to deliver tens of thousands of messages calling for a climate review of Energy East

Also plans to build cross-Canada Action Network to organize community actions to stop the project “We’ll put up the fiercest 15 month fight Stephen Harper has ever seen.” No 1184 … Continue reading

November 6, 2014

Massive public uprising forces EU and British government to address concerns about proposed trade treaty

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between EU and US would grant corporations power to sue governments No 1183 Posted by fw, November 5, 2014 “Why should they [corporations] be allowed … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

A “farce”, a “sham”, “a public deception”, declares former BC Hydro CEO about National Energy Board hearing

In a harshly critical letter, Marc Eliesen resigns as intervenor from NEB’s biased Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain review No 1182 Posted by fw, November 4, 2014 “The National Energy Board … Continue reading

November 4, 2014