Aug 062018

With thanks to Elaine: NOTE, thanks to Wikipedia, CATION   An ion is an atom or molecule that has a non-zero net electrical charge  (its total number of electrons is not equal to its total number of protons). A cation is a positively-charged ion, while an anion is negatively charged. Because of their opposite electric […]

Jul 312018

COMMENTARY & UPDATES,  followed by the news article, “Cameco lays off . . . ” Recent postings,  tax-payers are on-the-hook for large portions of the $4 billion cost of cleaning up 30,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Saskatchewan (Report of the Provincial Auditor) who knows how many more abandoned o&g wells in Alberta and […]

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:  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 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. 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 112018        Common Ground,  June 2018 You need a gun to rob a bank,  but you need a bank to rob a country! Recommend:  go to the link above.    There are a number of good articles re – –   What a joke! We bought a crappy pipeline with taxpayer’s money. Related  (just so you know who […]

Jun 052018
2018-06-04   'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns,  The Guardian

From The Guardian,   by  Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Advances in clean energy expected to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, leaving companies with trillions in stranded assets A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels could happen before 2035, a new study shows. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images Plunging […]