Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27   First Nations & Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC

  ‘They couldn’t have chosen a worse place for an industrial facility’ by Nika Knight, staff writer (NOTE:  Search this blog on “Skeena”.  We joined others as long ago as 2007 to protect this River.) The Skeena River, where Canada’s second largest salmon run occurs each year, is to be the site of a liquefied […]

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 […]

Jul 212016
 
2016-07-21  Revealed: Thatcher aide wanted to use Prince William to hobble CND (UK:  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament),  The Guardian

Newly released files show PM’s press chief suggested releasing footage of royal baby to keep CND protests out of the news   Princess Diana with Prince William in 1983, a time of growing opposition to the deployment of US cruise missiles in UK. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/WireImage Margaret Thatcher was privately warned by foreign secretary Francis […]

Apr 022016
 
2016-04-02   NAFTA Chapter 11:   Tribunal rules against Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens in lawsuit over Ontario wind farms

Follow-up on    2015-10-16 Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario Nears End, NY Times & Huffington Post By John Miner, The London Free Press   (Postmedia Network file photo) A lawsuit by a Texas oil tycoon that alleged political interference at the highest levels in the awarding of Ontario wind farm […]

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 […]

Oct 142015
 
2015-07-22   Dutch Government Ordered to Cut Carbon Emissions in Landmark Ruling, The Guardian

http://www.alternet.org/environment/dutch-government-ordered-cut-carbon-emissions-landmark-ruling   Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit. By Arthur Neslen / The Guardian July 22, 2015 Photo Credit: El Greco/Shutterstock.com A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered […]

Aug 202015
 
2015-08-20   Wellcome Trust loses millions as its fossil fuel investments plunge in value, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/20/wellcome-trust-loses-millions-as-its-fossil-fuel-investments-plunge-in-value?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 Fossil fuel divestment  Keep it in the ground Medical charity sold off two-thirds of its investments in Shell but lost an estimated £175m in the last year due to falling share prices in the fossil fuel sector The Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London. Photograph: Graham Turner Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian The Wellcome […]

Jul 082015
 

With thanks to Janet Eaton: Richard Heinberg concludes: It  is probably not within the capability of philanthropic foundations to avert all the human impacts that will accompany the end of economic growth, nor the environmental impacts of past growth. Nevertheless, the strategic application of some of society’s accumulated wealth toward solving the problem of systemic adaptation […]

Jun 172015
 

2012-04-01  How the Big Energy Companies Plan to Turn the U.S. (and Canada) into a Third World Petro-State    http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4894   2007-05-19  TARSANDS:  Backlash against a whistle-blower  Globe & Mail, Andrew Nikiforuk  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4917    2007-06-06  VIDEO:  Help “Get the Shell Out” of the Sacred headwaters.  (Add to original: call on CPP to disinvest.)  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4897     2009-09-26  […]