Mar 062018
 

NOTE:   Thousands are expected in Vancouver on Saturday, March 10th,  in protest over the Kindermorgan proposed new pipeline.  I will be there.   Please help circulate the details: Protect the Inlet:   https://protecttheinlet.ca/   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – – –  – – To: Sandra […]

Mar 012018
 
2018-03-02  Rio Tinto faces $84bn shareholder revolt over membership of Minerals Council,  The Guardian

Global shareholders file motion calling for rethink on membership of coal lobby groups  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/02/rio-tinto-faces-84bn-shareholder-revolt-over-membership-of-minerals-council Michael Slezak The Rio Tinto action was coordinated by the same group which forced BHP to agree to similar demands. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters The voice of Australia’s coal lobby is under renewed threat as the country’s second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, […]

Jan 102018
 

You can watch the full announcement from the NYC Mayor here.   Incredibly good and courageous speeches. If you steer clear of facebook,  watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawx1DoVGI8 See the action item for Canadians near the bottom. From 350.org: New York just added $200 billion — including tens of millions invested in companies operating in the tar […]

Dec 072017
 

I phoned to voice support directly to the Indigenous Climate Action group. What a difficult decision they had!  Turning down $150,000 isn’t something an organization can do every day. These are great young people, smart, well-organized, fun, relentless, hard-working, and effective.  Well-networked.  They’ve been activists for years, are already seasoned through experience. I am definitely […]

Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 162016
 
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Jul 032016
 
2016-07-03   . . . can't call in an air strike on a warming climate...no military solutions to the most profound problems that are imperilling the planet. ...  International Crane Foundation in North Korea.

“You can’t call in an air strike on a warming climate…There are no military solutions to the most profound problems that are imperilling the planet. It’s got to be diplomacy,” says former diplomat Daryl Copeland The interview.   CBC, Sunday Edition,  Michael Enright and Daryl Copeland.   URL below. Near the end, Enright challenges the idea of […]

Mar 212016
 
2016-03-20    By rejecting $1bn for a pipeline, a First Nation has put Trudeau's climate plan on trial [The Guardian]

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2016/mar/20/by-rejecting-1-billion-for-a-pipeline-a-first-nation-has-put-justin-trudeaus-climate-plan-on-trial   By rejecting $1bn for a pipeline, a First Nation has put Trudeau’s climate plan on trial Canada´s Lax Kw´alaams show us how we can be saved: by loving the natural world and local living economies more than mere money and profit   Indigenous leaders gather on Lelu island where the Lax Kw’alaams First […]

Dec 062015
 

http://calgaryherald.com/storyline/a-secret-deal-between-oilsands-comp Claudia Cattaneo of the Financial Post has some very intriguing news from the energy sector. A hard cap on oilsands emissions that became part of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s climate change plan was the product of secret negotiations between four top oilsands companies and four environmental organizations, the Financial Post has learned. The companies agreed to […]