Citizen Action Monitor

Canada’s “oil and gas sector’s emissions would likely be higher in 2020 than they are today” Pembina Inst.

Harper government faced with tough choices to hit its 2020 emissions target No 789 Posted by fw, June 24, 2013 “In March, Environment Minister Peter Kent publicly committed to outline … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Greenpeace video ad ridicules Harper and mocks his $16 million tar sands ads

Harper is cast in the image of the bumbling George Steinbrenner as lampooned on Seinfeld No 769 Posted by fw, June 8, 2013 As a general rule, I have no … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Presumption President Obama will approve Keystone XL pipeline is wrong says James Hansen

Hansen can’t believe Secretary Kerry would let Obama’s legacies go down the tar sands drain No 743 Posted by fw, May 10, 2013 World renowned climatologist Dr James Hansen sees … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

New study implies Alberta and federal politicians gambling with Canadians’ environmental wellbeing

They’re playing fast and loose with the truth. Premier Redford’s greenwashing speeches “ring hollow” No 734 Posted by fw, May 03, 2013 “Pembina’s report lays bare how little progress has … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizens urged to force hand of National Energy Board over outrageous Line 9 application rules

Either allow citizens’ applications, or, by rejecting, confirm public input not welcome at review process No 722 Posted by fw, April 17, 2013 “The newly-revealed NEB rules were imposed by … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Climatologist James Hansen exposes “tortured logic” of Keystone XL pipeline supporters

US-TransCanada pipeline deal would not only be “bad marriage” for Americans but a “long one” No 712 Posted by fw, April 08, 2013 “Yet a bipartisan chorus says the pipeline … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sinking oil prices and pipeline bottleneck cutting into Alberta’s bottom line

Bad news for the Alberta oil industry is good news for environmentalists and activists opposed to the tar sands and pipelines No 664 Posted by fw, January 25, 2013 Absent … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Growing Canadian and US opposition to plan to pipe dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to Maine

Given disastrous 2010 Enbridge pipeline rupture in Michigan, and company’s “Keystone Cops” response, public has right to be concerned No 660 Posted by fw, January 22, 2013 Thanks to the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quebec citizen activists gearing up to stop Enbridge tar sands pipeline

This project “is a bad deal for everyone and everything but Enbridge” No 657 Posted by fw, January 19, 2013 “Three years of organized civil resistance prevented the construction of … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tar Sands Dirty Little Secret — “Petcoke” CO2 emissions being dismissed as ‘negiligible’

In fact, new study claims a ton of petcoke tar sands’ byproduct yields on average 53.6 percent more CO2 than a ton of coal. No 655 Posted by fw, January 17, … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Queen’s University study finds evidence of increased contaminants and changes in Athabasca tar sands lake ecosystems

“Worrying”, says Queen’s biology professor John Smol No 649 Posted by fw, January 10, 2013 “Fifty years of Athabasca oil sands development has left a legacy of contaminants in lake … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Burlington City Council passes resolution disapproving transport of tar sands oil across Vermont

Copies of resolution sent to Harper and Enbridge, among others. Is this the opening volley of battles to follow? No 636 Posted by fw, December 19, 2012 Burlington is Vermont’s … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enbridge on track to complete plan to pipe tar sands oil east – How will grassroots activists respond?

In sellout to Mammon, federal and provincial parties, including Quebec’s PQ government and union, appear to be onside with a plan promising to be a revenue and job generator No … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

As public opposition to tar sands pipeline grows, Enbridge withdraws request to speak to Hamilton councillors

Opponents rallying to protest proposal to ship tar sands through Hamilton with or without Council’s help No 593 Posted by fw October 14, 2012 “…the city has no jurisdictional authority … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Major Canadian and US oil companies conspired behind closed doors to keep pipeline proposal risks from public

ExxonMobil and Enbridge major players in plan to pipe corrosive tar sands oil from Alberta to Maine (to China?) No 592 Posted by fw October 12, 2012 “On the Canadian … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stop the Pipeline — Join the Movement

No 529 Posted by fw, July 20, 2012 Stop the Pipeline video published on May 24, 2012 by GreenpeaceCanada Together, we can stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline Greenpeace is … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tar Sands Hell – A personal narrative by a member of Lubicon Cree First Nation in Alberta

Melina Laboucan-Massimo works tirelessly to get the word out about the devastation in her community No 528 Posted by fw, July 20, 2012 “The poisons that infest these tar sands … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canada’s tar sands oil isn’t welcome in America: That’s the message of Sierra Club’s animated video

No 500 Posted by fw, June 09, 2012 It’s Time to Move America Beyond Oil The Sierra Club has just released The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, an animated video on … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Norwegian grandparents spearhead demand for Statoil to withdraw from Harper’s tar sands

Will Norwegian grandparents shame the Canadian Association of Retired People into action? No 460 Posted by fw, April 19, 2012 “Grandparents cannot accept that our grandchildren shall inherit an unsustainable … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment