Jun 172018
 

 https://thenarwhal.ca/this-is-giant-mine/?utm_source=The+Narwhal+Newsletter&utm_campaign=906cd971fb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6a05fddb8-906cd971fb-108492563  Please go to the above link. This gold mine was once so dangerous that it killed a toddler who ate snow two kilometres away. Canada’s second-largest environmental liability is inside Yellowknife city limits — and intrinsically tied to the city’s history and future. The federal government has now inherited the billion-dollar cleanup effort that […]

Jun 172018
 

I was curious about which Canadian banks have been payrolling the expansions of the Tar Sands and Kinder Morgan, especially after the largest international bank, HSBC, pulled out?   The data is in another posting. TD Bank is the largest, with more than $700 million  in loans and commitments to Tar Sands and Kinder Morgan.   […]

Jun 172018
 
2016-11-01  Saskatchewan Party received millions in donations from Alberta companies  (Oil and Gas in particular).  CBC

TWO ARTICLES: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/saskatchewan-party-donations-alberta-companies-1.3831759  Critics call Brad Wall’s actions in Alberta undemocratic and unethical Drew Anderson, Robson Fletcher · CBC News · Brad Wall said he’s not considering changes to Saskatchewan’s political donation rules. (Adam Hunter/CBC)   EXCERPT Oil and gas money After compiling the data, using publicly available political donation records dating back to 2006, […]

Jun 172018
 

June 17, 2018   In this week’s report from the Hill, Elizabeth May’s staff wrote: “Midnight sittings in the House continued this week. Seizing every opportunity to speak before the summer recess, Elizabeth made almost three dozen interventions on climate change, pipelines, carbon pricing, the Fisheries Act, the Environmental Protections bill, and cannabis legalization.” In […]

Jun 152018
 
2018-06-07   The Petro-State.  Provincial Auditor Saskatchewan: abandoned oil & gas wells, $4 billion (Alberta will be many times more).   Revolving door:  former premier Brad Wall now at Osler Law Firm (help for Kinder Morgan).  Before that, Dwayne Lingenfelter to Nexen.

The total number of inactive wells in Saskatchewan has increased by almost 90% between 2005 and 2017 to about 30,000. – – – – – – Tax-payers across Canada – – maybe we should start tightening our belts ?   The SK Provincial Auditor is talking potential $4 billion cleanup costs for abandoned wells Alberta […]

Jun 152018
 
2018-06-01  Every Canadian Unknowingly Gives $100 a Year to Big Oil, Study Reveals,  Motherboard

And that’s before the Trudeau government blew $4.5 billion on the Trans Mountain pipeline. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywe53k/canada-oil-gas-subsidies-g7-fossil-fuel-scorecard Stephen Leahy Jun 6 2018, 6:00am Image: Shutterstock While paying near record-high gasoline prices, Canadians will be thrilled to know every woman, man, and child in Canada also “donates” around $100 ($77 USD) to profitable, and often foreign-owned, oil and gas […]

Jun 152018
 

With thanks to CBAN June 15, 2018. Halifax – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the discovery of unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) wheat near a farm in Alberta, but says the contamination is an isolated event.(1) “We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the […]