May 06

Muskeg in oil country

Alberta Oil Spill Update: 8 hours between detection and shutoff

It appears that Plains All American Pipeline, responsible for Alberta’s worst pipeline spill in a long time, waited 8 hours to shutdown the flow of oil after they detected a problem, criminal negligence. Operators of an oil pipeline whose rupture created the largest Alberta spill in 36 years detected a potential problem nearly eight hours […]

May 04

Muskeg in oil country

Huge Oil Spill in Alberta. Cover up by Regulators

The oil spill in Alberta has been downplayed by Alberta Government, The ECRB, and the media. Though it happened on Friday, the fact that the biggest oil spill in 30 years had occurred was not released till after the election. The ECRB is continuing to downplay the issue, but First Nations communities have been affected […]

Jan 24

REDD ignores primary causes of forest destruction

A new study by Jeremy Rayner, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan Graduate School of Public Policy and chair of the panel of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) suggests that REDD and REDD++, the UN’s preferred program for using forests to offset climate change, will not work. Our findings suggest that disregarding […]

Jan 11

Carbon Capture and Storage is a false solution

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the cornerstone of Canada’s clean energy plan. You talk to “clean coal” and tarsands apologists, they tell you not to worry about CO2 emissions because they can be buried away underground for thousands of years without leaking back into the air. For the best example of this spin, look no […]

Dec 13

Action Alert! Dec 15 Coal for Coell

Victoria’s Chapter of the Wilderness Committee would like to remind British Columbia’s new Environment Minister Mr. Murray Coell that his government has been naughty this year in trying to push the Raven Coal mine (pdf) in Comox valley through environmental assessment. On December 15th we are sending stockings full of coal to our elected representatives […]

Dec 06

Maude Barlow: Market-Based Solutions will continue Earth’s Destruction

Maude Barlow: With Only Market-Based Solutions on the Table “The Continued Destruction of the Earth…Can Go on Quite Happily”. Democracy Now talks with Maude Barlow in Cancun about the COP16 Climate talks in Cancun. The market will not solve this problem, we need a much more comprehensive program of direct government regulation, relocalization of our […]

Dec 03

International March for Social and Environmental Justice in Mexico

YouTube – International March for Social and Environmental Justice in Mexico. While the governments talk, and Canada actively sabotages the talks, activists demand more. Maude Barlow, Brent Patterson, Andrea Harden-Donahue and some other tireless activists from the Council of Canadians were at this march. The disconnect between what the world’s people want, and what these […]

Nov 04

Climate Justice

The climate crisis demands urgent action to transition to a low carbon future. Canada is going in the wrong direction – we are stuck in the tar sands. The federal and Albertan governments are allowing huge extractions to continue in the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.  Our commitment to being […]