Sep 092018
 
2018-04-19  Kevin Taft on what turned Rachel Notley from crusading critic to big oil crusader,   National Observer

 by Kevin Taft  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley I (Kevin Taft) spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became premier in 2015. Today when I watch her on pipeline and oil issues I ask myself, what happened to the […]

Sep 052018
 

RELATED TO: 2018-08-30   VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain, from EcoJustice (the lawyers who argued the case) EXCERPT: . . .   the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project — effectively slamming the door shut on a project that, as it turns out, was never approved legally […]

Aug 302018
 

RELATED:  Reply to: the Court Decision on the TransMountain (Kinder Morgan) Pipeline is “a big mistake”   From: Devon Page, Ecojustice Sent: August 30, 2018 Subject: VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain   Just moments ago, the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project. It’s been a […]

Aug 302018
 

Sandra, I’m speechless. This morning, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline approval. This is a huge victory for Indigenous rights, for communities and for our planet. All I have to say today is thank you. To the Indigenous Peoples who have led this movement in since day one, to the […]

Aug 292018
 

French environment minister quits live on radio with anti-Macron broadside Angelique Chrisafis in Paris Emmanuel Macron’s climate commitment to “make this planet great again” has come under attack after his environment minister dramatically quit, saying the French president was not doing enough to meet environmental goals. Nicolas Hulot, a celebrity environmentalist and former TV presenter, […]

Aug 252018
 
2018-08-06   Comment on "Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidification", includes connection tar sands - nuclear - university.

THE REPORT is at: 2018-07-13   “Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidifying deposition in Alberta and Saskatchewan” (water and land, nitrogen and sulphur from oil sands)   COMMENT:    I  conclude this is a good news story, taking place over 12 years! Serendipity:   In June 2006 I sat beside a water scientist who told […]

Aug 192018
 
2017-10  Book, Oil's Deep State, How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa, by Kevin Taft

https://kevintafttour.ca/   –  Who’s in Charge? Oil’s Deep State How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa By Kevin Taft   About the Book Reviews & Awards Author Biography Customer Reviews Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire […]

Jul 112018
 

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jun 172018
 

I was curious about which Canadian banks have been payrolling the expansions of the Tar Sands (Ft McMurray, AB)  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 […]

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, […]