Babel-on-the-Bay: The water of life.

A handful of snow melting on a peak in the Rockies can become part of a torrent by the time it reaches the ocean. It is the water of life for the creatures of both land and sea. It is a place for salmon to spawn, the creatures of the forest to drink and humans ...

The Disaffected Lib: There’s No Selfie to Fix This One

When Justin Trudeau or one of his drones pimp pipelines they’re sure to claim they’re “following the science.” Oh yeah, the science is on their side. Science says dilbit pipelines are safe. Science says so. Question: who is this guy, Mr. Science? Maybe there’s an Archibald Science or a Jean Luc Science, perhaps a Mary ...

Things Are Good: To Block a Pipeline Nuns Built a Chapel

For me, religion usually doesn’t come to mind when thinking about how to stop pipelines. Luckily the idea to use religious places came to the mind of some nuns. In order to stop a pipeline project going through sensitive land a group of nuns built a chapel! The power of christ compelled them. All of ...

Things Are Good: Standing Rock Sioux Achieve a Victory

This is proof that direct protest action works. The US Army Corps of Engineers has decided to not grant permission to allow the Dakota Access pipeline to be built as planned. The pipeline was meant to go through burial lands of the Standing Rock Sioux which is offensive in itself, but there’s more to it. ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Justin Trudeau and the Continuing Saga of Canadian Apathy

A recent poll shows strong support for the Trudeau government in Canada, and I have to think, once again, that it is surprising to see that Canadians can be so uncritical and unquestioning of their government. Yes, Harper was defeated, and yes, that was a good thing. But the current government under Trudeau Jr. is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Energy East Pipeline to Nowhere – Tarsands Puppet Brian Jean has a Sad.

20110505 – Evi, Alberta, Canada – Crews work to clean up at Rainbow Pipeline’s oil spill, the worst Alberta oil spill in 35 years, dumping 28, 000 barrels of oil into a wetland area at Evi, Alberta which is near Little Buffalo, Alberta, Canada. Progress in the laying of plans for Canada’s build-your-own-envirnomental-disaster have hit ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Big oil, pipelines, Trudeau, and energy security for Canada

Why does the Canadian government continue to subsidize the oil industry with billions of dollars a year when the environmental crisis demands the opposite, and when investment in energy efficiency, conservation and green energy create many more jobs? Why does Canada import 40% of the oil we consume when we produce enough to meet all ...

Things Are Good: Keystone XL is Done, COP 21 Set to Start

You probably already heard the good news about the end of Keystone XL with Obama killing the proposal. This is a good symbolic step in ending the exploitation of the tar sands in Alberta, plus this comes just a few weeks before COP21. COP21 is the upcoming United Nations climate change conference which is set ...

Left Over: Corporate R & B: Get Over It…

Oilpatch could lose $100B without new pipelines, researchers warn Energy research firm suggests Western Canada producers won’t receive full value for oil exports By Kyle Bakx, CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2015 11:41 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015 12:11 PM ET     Wah-wah-wah!!!!  The whingeing of the rich and unscrupulous stirs only contempt ...

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Climate deals and pipeline steals

https://politicalehconomy.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/podcast-141128-oil-and-climate.mp3 Today’s episode is focused on the economics and politics of climate change, both more globally and locally. To get a global perspective on the state of climate negotiations and the recent US-China climate deal, I speak with Leigh Phillips, a science writer and journalist who has written for Nature, the EU Observer and many ...

The Canadian Progressive: Activists Refuse to Leave Enbridge’s Line 9 Construction Site

On Tuesday, peaceful “Dam Line 9” activists occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario defied a police deadline to leave. The post Activists Refuse to Leave Enbridge’s Line 9 Construction Site appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Left Over: Making a Molehill out of a Mountain….

Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach followed years of government warnings Imperial Metals issued with latest warning in May due to height of wastewater in tailings pond By Jenni Sheppard, CBC News Posted: Aug 05, 2014 9:50 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014 6:20 AM PT   Our government should be at least partially  held ...

Left Over: Our Home Is Native Land….

Tsilhqot’in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling Top court’s decision today resolves legal questions following 2012 B.C. Court of Appeal ruling CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:59 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 11:21 AM ET As I’ve always sung it, and now  I can feel a bit more smug about ...

Left Over: Chretien’s Lesson for the Harper at the Gate(way)

Northern Gateway decision holds no easy political options for Harper On the controversial B.C. pipeline, PM can say yes, no or not yet, but all answers come with a cost By Max Paris, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2014 6:02 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014 11:13 PM ET All this bleating about Harper having such a tough ...

Left Over: Opposition to a Pipeline, any Pipeline? Say it Ain’t So…

Pipeline push-back: What’s behind the rising opposition to Canada’s big oil pipelines Climate change debate behind animosity toward Northern Gateway and Keystone XL By Janet Davison, CBC News Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:00 AM ET This headline is profoundly stupid..it is blatantly obvious to anyone with half a brain why we are opposed..just like our jobs are being ...

ParliamANT Hill: Humpbacks losing ‘threatened’ status amid pipeline concerns

This is Earth Day? Inspired by this headline.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/humpback-whale-losing-threatened-status-amid-northern-gateway-concerns-1.2617633

ParliamANT Hill: Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Antbridge lobbying gig

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/politics/inside-politics-blog/2014/01/former-minister-turned-spy-oversignt-chair-faces-questions-over-enbridge-lobbying-gig.html

Left Over: Right, Right, you’re bloody well Right…

Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Enbridge lobbying gig by Kady O’Malley Posted: January 7, 2014 9:00 AM Last Updated: January 7, 2014 8:58 AM CBC online I was a bit disappointed in the lack of a big anti-pipeline presence outside the location of the  Harpster’s meeting with the BC Bored of Trade..happy, of course, with ...

Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?

Sadly, Rob Ford epitomises what Canada has become With his crack smoking and drunken misbehaviour, Toronto’s mayor personifies our crude, swaggering, bungling New Canada  Robert Hays in the Guardian Fri Dec 13 2013     Speak for yourself, Hays..truly the East seems to have adopted the crudities of the HarperCons and their (Rob)in of the ...

Left Over: BC is Sold Out Again: Christy & Allison

Northern Gateway Pipeline Pricetag: Enbridge CEO Lauds Alberta-B.C. Deal, Updating Price CP  |  By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian PressPosted: 11/06/2013 11:20 am EST  |  Updated: 11/06/2013 4:02 pm EST I applaud the NDP for standing against the encroachment and destruction of a pipeline, and the only reason Crusty got elected is that she made noises about being against it…not the ...

ParliamANT Hill: David SuzukiAnt among CanadiAnts in U.S. to lobby against Antstone XL pipeline

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/david-suzuki-tells-u-s-not-to-trust-harper-s-keystone-xl-promises-1.1991120

Left Over: Bitumen Off More Then They Can Chew…..

  Northern Gateway pipeline to be running by 2018, says Enbridge Project will be approved in 2014 and moving oil by 2018, company says The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 02, 2013 6:46 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 02, 2013 7:44 AM PT Fascinating, isn’t it, how these oily creeps assume that they are winning the fight…the fight ...

Left Over: The Emperor Prorogues, Then comes to BC with his Rogues….

Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push B.C. First Nations leaders to meet with key federal officials Sept. 23 in Vancouver By Chris Hall, national affairs editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 12, 2013 6:03 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013 7:21 AM PT   We are ready for whatever BS ol’ Emperor Steve and the ...

Left Over: I’ll See Your Bombs, and Raise You Climate Change….

  Harper offers Obama climate plan to win Keystone approval Sources say PM willing to accept emissions reduction targets proposed by the U.S. By Chris Hall, National Editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:15 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 6, 2013 10:08 PM ET   First he pontificates (through his rough stuff, Baird, Harper’s own ...

The Canadian Progressive: Sixty Activists Risk Arrest at State Department in Protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sixty activists risked arrest Monday outside the State Dept building in Washington, D.C. during a sit-in and protest over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The post Sixty Activists Risk Arrest at State Department in Protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.