Citizen Action Monitor

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

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

Alberta tar sands bust? – graph shows steep decline in project approvals since 2013

Days of $100 per barrel oil are gone, transition to carbon-free energy is well underway. No 2000 Posted by fw, July 6, 2017 “A managed decline of the tar sands isn’t … Continue reading

July 6, 2017

“Canada’s carbon stockpile is its problem,” says Bill McKibben

“We need Canada to keep that stuff under the ground. It should man up and show some responsibility to the planet.” No 1947 Posted by fw, April 30, 2017 “He [Trudeau] … Continue reading

April 30, 2017

Trudeau’s worst nightmare? Big Oil pulling out of Alberta tar sands Big Time

There’s no point building pipelines to bring oil that will never be extracted to ports that will never ship it. No 1908 Posted by fw, March 11, 2017 “Royal Dutch Shell … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

Trudeau may charm fossil fuel fools in Texas, but informed critics back home are not so easily duped

The implicit wager the fossil fuels industry is making is that humanity is going to collectively commit suicide. No 1907 Posted by fw, March 10, 2017 Trudeau …. likes to convey … Continue reading

March 10, 2017

Continuing addiction to fossil fuels exposes Canadians to supersized risks to our economy and climate

These risks, rarely mentioned by political leaders, are now surging to potentially dangerous levels, alleges researcher. No 1904 Posted by fw, March 6, 2017 “Did you know that: We Canadians are … Continue reading

March 6, 2017

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