Canadian Govt Tries to Crack Down on Canadians and Americans Opposed to Tar Sands Pipeline – February 21, 2012
Government dubs Vancouver group “Enemy of the State” and warns of foreign “radicals”
Andrew Frank is fast becoming a symbol for everything that is wrong with the Canadian federal government when it comes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline and the supposedly impartial Joint Review Panel that is deciding whether to approve the mammoth, twin pipeline that will transport tar sands petroleum to Asia.
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Less than a month ago, Frank was working as senior communications manager at Forest Ethics-Canada, based in… more
by: Ron Johnson
With Keystone XL Delayed, Tar Sands Fight Turns to Enbridge Pipeline – December 5, 2011
Indigenous Groups Organizing to Halt Pipeline through British Columbia
With approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline stalled by the White House, the battle over the expansion of the Alberta tar sands and continuation of the carbon economy has turned to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. Northern Gateway calls for a 1,177-kilometer pipeline to send approximately 550,000 barrels of raw tar sands bitumen a day to a coastal terminus for transportation to markets in Asia and California. The proposed twin pipeline to Kitimat, British Columbia is the primary opportunity for increased tar sands crude production – the second largest crude oil reserve on the planet at approximately 170 billion barrels and the major driver of the Canadian economy.
by: Ron Johnson
Conservative Party Takes Control of Government
At first glance, the re-election of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a serious setback to those on both sides of the border who are battling expansion of the Alberta tar sands and trying, at the very least, to improve environmental standards in what Environmental Defence Canada has called "the most destructive project on earth." Following the federal election on Monday, May 2, Harper was returned to office with the first majority government the country has seen in seven years with 167 seats and more than 40 per cent of the popular vote.
Photo courtesy David Dodge, The Pembina Insititue