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(Adapted from a column by Steven Guilbeault originally published in the Métro newspaper.) "There was more sad environmental news from Ottawa this January. The Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, published an open letter in the Globe and Mail denouncing “environmental and other radical groups” for opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The...
Actualité - 18 January 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Steven Guilbeault, Tar sands
Environmentalists across North America welcomed news that the Obama administration had said no to the Keystone XL pipeline project as currently proposed by TransCanada. The project, valued at more than $7 billion, seeks to carry tar sands crude from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. The State Department will, however, allow TransCanada to resubmit the project after it has changed...
Actualité - 18 January 2012 - Tag : Getting involved, Keystone XL, Tar sands
(Ottawa) September 28, 2011 —Eight Nobel Peace Laureates today sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling on him to ensure that Canada moves towards a clean energy future—and halts the expansion of the tar sands.
Communiqué - 28 September 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Tar sands
Join us for a peaceful protest in Ottawa on September 26 to say no a toxic tar sands industry. Equiterre cofounder and deputy executive director Steven Guilbeault will speak out against tar sands mining and other extreme forms of energy extraction.  Can't make it? Take the pledge online!
Actualité - 22 September 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Harper, Tar sands
Ottawa/Montreal, July 20 2011 – As premiers gather today at the annual Council of the Federation meeting, leading non-governmental groups from across the country are calling on provinces to clarify their support for the Kananaskis energy minister’s national energy plan. This plan included using a scenario for energy demand that would spur catastrophic levels of...
Communiqué - 20 July 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Tar sands
Ottawa, July 13, 2011 - Leading Canadian organizations are dismayed that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Oil Sands Developers Group are the major sponsors of this weekend’s meeting of Provincial and Federal Ministers of Energy and Mines. The annual meeting of energy and mines ministers, to be held July 16th – 19th in Kananaskis, Alberta, is...
Communiqué - 13 July 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Tar sands