Citizen Action Monitor

New report crushes Trudeau’s claim oil/gas/pipeline expansion vital to our economic well-being

“Oft-cited claim that growing oil and gas production is vital to Canada’s economic well-being … has become progressively less true over the past decade.” No 2212 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 5, 2018

Exposé — Canada’s oil industry “captures” governments, serves private not public interests   

“When that happens, democracy stops being democratic,” says former leader of Alberta’s Liberal Party. No 2161 Posted by fw, February 11, 2018 “Numerous times when the federal government has said … Continue reading

February 11, 2018

Pipelines will get built — Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to oil companies

Declares she has “little time for any conversation that seeks to shut down or significantly limit our oil sands.” No 2014 Posted by fw, July 23, 2017 ***** “Humans have … Continue reading

July 23, 2017

Send Harper a message — Don’t bail out big oil — Support Leadnow’s call to action

Help Harper decide what to do about an oil boom gone bust No 1246 Posted by fw, February 1, 2015 “The Harper Conservatives are under huge pressure to bail-out giant … Continue reading

February 1, 2015

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

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

Obama’s abrupt about-face – the president now champions increased oil production, climate change be damned

The lure of energy independence, huge economic benefits, and enhanced power, too tempting to resist? No 1144 Posted by fw, September 14, 2014 Can 200,000 or more protesters at the … Continue reading

September 14, 2014

“I have never seen such a level of corruption in politicians, regulators, companies,” says Alberta whistleblower

Jessica Ernst, environmental scientist, former oil and gas industry employee, exposes corruption in the industry No 1029 Posted by fw, April 9, 2014 “I’m an environmental scientist. My whole career … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

Truth Exposed — Canadian oil industry’s “Profit over Planet” mindset revealed by internal emails

Greenpeace Canada researcher confirms industry successfully delayed proposed carbon tax  No 905­­ Posted by fw, November 8, 2013 “Emails between the Canadian federal government and the Canadian Association of Petroleum … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

In court battle, activists’ small act of property trespass loses to toxic trespass of Big Gas

Waiving $375 fines, activists accept 15 days in jail for civil disobedience. University biology professor and activist, Sandra Steingraber, among those sentenced No 726 Posted by fw, April 20, 2013 … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alberta family’s fight with oil and gas industry captured in acclaimed documentary film, “Wiebo’s War”

No 299 Posted by fw, October 14, 2011 “The problems of Wiebo Ludwig and his family began when they discovered that their farm lay on top of one of the … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment