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The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.
Since 2008, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has run a ...
In both the United States and Canada, activism against tar sands
s and climate change has soared in recent years.
But while President Obama has encouraged citizens to "stand up and speak up" to demand change on energy, Canadian ...
The greening of American energy is both real and profound. Since President Obama took office, the nation's solar capacity has increased more than tenfold. Wind power has more than doubled, to 60,000 megawatts -- enough to power nearly 20 million ...
The State Department's long-awaited environmental review of Keystone XL on Friday sparked cautious optimism on both sides of the contentious pipeline
debate, underscoring the public pressure facing the Obama administration before midterm ...
Back in spring 2012, while walking in the deep woods of northern Ontario, Sonny Gagnon stumbled across a collection of surveying equipment among the towering spruce trees. Gagnon is chief of the Aroland aboriginal tribe, a band of 450 people ...
Inside a ceremonial longhouse in northern Oregon last September, the sun's rays spilling between the high-peaked beams, Davis Yellowash Washines was seated in full ceremonial dress -- yellow headband, red sash, beaded shoes. A rawhide drum rested ...
A coalition of environmental groups on Friday launched a legal challenge to the preliminary approval last month for Enbridge Inc's C$7.9 billion ($7.21 billion) Northern Gateway pipeline
project, filing suit to prevent Canada's government from ...
Keystone XL backers say the proliferation of alternative projects, such as one to carry oil-sands crude to a Canadian seaport that advanced yesterday, undercuts opponents who claim blocking the pipeline
will keep the high-carbon fossil fuel in ...
In a decision that could shake up the political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline
, a joint review panel steered by the Canadian National Energy Board yesterday attached more than 200 conditions to its recommended approval of a ...
Canada`s regulator recommended Thursday that the government approve a proposed pipeline
to the Pacific coast that will allow Canada`s oil to be shipped to Asia despite environmental concerns.
A three-person review panel said opening ...
An independent Canadian federal panel on Thursday approved Enbridge's proposal to build a new pipeline
from the tar sands
of Alberta to the British Columbia coast, a significant gain in the industry's long campaign to find export markets for the ...
Canadian regulators urged the government to approve the country's first overseas oil-export project on Thursday, concluding that Enbridge Inc's C$7.9 billion (US$7.4 billion) Northern Gateway pipeline
plan posed little risk to the environment if ...
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands
three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. ...
Three years ago, Franke James was a little-known artist who found herself blacklisted by the Canadian government for making art that lambasted the rapidly expanding tar sands
. Infuriated and emboldened by the censure, James churned out a slew of ...
The exploitation of the tar sands
in Alberta, Canada - which may contain more oil than the entire world has consumed to date – has attracted considerable controversy lately. Massive expansion of tar sands
operations are planned, but this cannot ...
Architecturally, a keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. Without the keystone, the building blocks of an archway will tumble and fall, with no support system for the weight of the arch. ...
Bill McKibben has an ideal place to put the oil from Alberta`s controversial tar sands
project, as well as coal from America`s Powder River basin that industry and railroads want to send through Washington and Oregon cities and export to China ...
A citizens group in South Portland, Maine, is hoping to beat back an effort by Big Oil to pipe tar
-sands crude through their city. The group gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot that would stymie oil companies` ...
Canadian author Naomi Klein is so well known for her blade-sharp commentary that it’s easy to forget that she is, above all, a first-rate reporter. I got a glimpse into her priorities as I was working on this interview. Klein told me she was ...
In comments released yesterday by the State Department, TransCanada Corp. acknowledged a possibility that opponents of Keystone XL have long used against the project: The heavy oil sands
crude that would run through the controversial pipeline
, if ...
The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
has become a top priority for environmental groups and some politicians who oppose the project—and not just in America.With tensions over the controversial pipeline
reaching fever pitch stateside, ...
Opposition to the mining of Alberta’s tar sands
— and the Keystone and Gateway pipeline
s that would carry their oil to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean — has largely been focused on the project’s greenhouse gas emissions and threats to ...
TransCanada Corporation announced yesterday they will proceed with plans to create a pipeline
capable of shipping 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil and tar sands
bitumen from western Canada to refineries and ports in Quebec and New ...
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer, a friend to Barack Obama and a major Democratic financier, is unveiling a social media campaign on Thursday that aims to rally the president’s formidable online army of supporters against the proposed ...
Even if U.S. President Barack Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline
, Canadian crude oil probably will remain the cheapest in the world, hampering expansion of the country’s largest export industry.Canadian oil prices are forecast to ...