Alberta Politics: The bitumen hits the fan in Alberta and Ottawa as British Columbia moves to restrict pipeline and rail flow

PHOTOS: B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman, foreground, with members of his environment and climate change strategy council last fall (Photo: Province of British Columbia). Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons). I’m not going to try to go all legal scholarly on you, dear ...

Alberta Politics: As the temperature rises, so will the risk – some thoughts on the Fort Mac Wildfire, one year ago today

PHOTOS: Cars full of refugees from the Fort McMurray Wildfire flee the flames on May 3, 2016. (Wikipedia) Below: Premier Rachel Notley, then Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee, and Opposition leader Brian Jean. Today is the anniversary of the moment one year ago when the Fort McMurray Wildfire tore through the city limits and it ...

DeSmogBlog: The Fracking Job Creation Myth

hidden-jobs1.jpg The prospect of job growth in the United States has been a major selling point for industry in the four years since the beginning of the recession. And even with positive gains being made in the job sector over the last year and a half, unemployment is still hovering around 8.5%. That is why ...

DeSmogBlog: Global Financial Leaders Recommend Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Oil_Money.jpg Global financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have released a new set of recommendations for G20 countries to meet their goal of providing $100 billion a year in aid for developing nations to combat climate change. In addition to calls for charges on carbon emissions and higher prices for ...

Tar Sands Supported by Wall Government

You can read the piece that landed in my Inbox this a.m., below. To summarize, “The Government of Saskatchewan has demonstrated its commitment to oil sands exploration and development.” Some additional info: Map: http://www.oilsandsquest.com/our_projects/july15-2011-map.html Info: http://forum.stopthehogs.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=449 —– Original Message —– From: Oilsands Quest Inc. Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 6:22 AM Subject: Oilsands Quest receives ...