Citizen Action Monitor

Fort McMurray wildfire a man-made disaster rooted in capitalists’ rapacious pursuit of profit

Trudeau has attempted to hide fact that tar sands were better protected from wildfires than workers. No 1668 Posted by fw, May 10, 2016 “As with other environmental disasters like Hurricane … Continue reading

May 10, 2016

Will PM Trudeau’s and BC premier Clark’s energy policies put us all at grave risk of climate change impacts?

Harvard prof thinks so – Naomi Oreskes called their positions dangerously “wishful thinking.” No 1635 Posted by fw, April 7, 2016 “Trudeau raised eyebrows when he told a Vancouver sustainable business … Continue reading

April 7, 2016

Trudeau says Canada needs more pipelines to fund our transition to a green future. Really?

Does he really think Canadians are so gullible that we’re going to believe him just because he says it’s so? Let’s see the evidence, Mr. T. No 1607 Posted by … Continue reading

March 3, 2016

“The case for the tar sands is crumbling,” declares new report

Grassroots climate movement cited as one of factors contributing to decline No 1352 Posted by fw, May 31, 2015 “The authors warn against growing complacency in the face of an … Continue reading

May 31, 2015

Harper Gov has its head in the oil sands, appears likely to overshoot 2020 and 2030 emission targets

“Inadequate” rating given to Canada’s submission to UN of intended emission targets No 1346 Posted by fw, May 24, 2015 At the bottom of this short post, watch a 44-second … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

Alberta’s NDP victory contributes to delusion that elections can transform capitalism into just, sustainable society

NDP Premier Rachel Notley supports Energy East and may provide the oil industry, and the rest of the world, with a friendlier fossil-fuel face No 1334 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 14, 2015

Canadians want political action on carbon pollution, a say in energy decision-making, and more – New Poll

Protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands, say 61% of Canadians No 1304 Posted by fw, April 9, 2015 “Canadians are looking for political leadership. We will bring … Continue reading

April 9, 2015

Game Changer — 99 percent of Alberta’s tar sands oil must stay buried to avert perilous warming, says new study

Globally, 82 percent of fossil fuels must remain underground This is the first study to pinpoint, worldwide, exactly where these oil, gas, and coal reserves are located No 1225 Posted … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

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

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

Fierce grassroots resistance blows $17 billion hole in tar sands revenues

Anti-tar sands campaigns cause delays and cancelled projects, says new report No 1179 Posted by fw, November 2, 2014 “The growing tide of tar sands resistance—seen in blockades, tree sits, … Continue reading

November 2, 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

The tide is turning on many fronts in the battle against the carbon bullies

Resistance to tar sands pipelines spreading. Tar sands companies mothballing projects. Renewable energy solutions growing No 1156 Posted by fw, October 1, 2014 “We stand in defense of the land, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

State Dept blindly approves Enbridge scheme to move tar sands oil from Alberta through US bypassing permit process

Groups opposed to tar sands expansion are evaluating legal options to stop this “violation” of public rights Enbridge’s scheme is “on par with the tar sands carrying capacity of the … Continue reading

August 29, 2014

US-produced video ad portrays Harper as selling out tar sands crude to China, making “suckers” of Americans

Hard-hitting anti-Keystone ad to bracket Obama’s state of the union address — Watch ad here No 963 Posted by fw, January 27, 2014 “ ‘Sucker Punch – Keystone Truth — … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper’s petrodollar addiction hooks Canadians by one of our baser human desires — GREED

Canada, hooked on junk crude, set to become a global pusher No 940 Posted by fw, December 26, 2013 “More than a decade ago, American political scientist Terry Lynn Karl crudely summed up the … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pembina’s Executive Director fires back at smearing press reports in Calgary Herald and SunMedia

No doubt he knows these dogmatists aren’t interested in writing stories based on “analysis and research” No 933 Posted by fw, December 15, 2013 “It’s an unfortunate and unproductive indicator … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feisty Vancouver Observer to explore series of in-depth stories about our tar sands love-hate relationship

VO launches Kickstarter fund-raiser to help fund a year-long “drama of epic proportions” No 931 Posted by fw, December 14, 2013 “The Vancouver Observer’s award-winning team seeks to create one year of … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emission reductions in Ontario municipalities offset on national level by increases in Alberta tar sands

Ontario university prof develops new tool to help municipalities identify future climate risks No 897 Posted by fw, October 29, 2013 “ ‘Municipalities are not locations where major mitigation measures … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment