Oil-by-rail should be banned for safety reasons, but the explosion also adds to the argument for an urgent, emergency shift away from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
Archive | August, 2013
An angry book challenges claims by industry and media that fracking will meet America’s energy needs
These talking points, prepared by the Council of Canadians, provide clear and pointed answers to TransCanada’s lies, damned lies, and pipeline promotion spin.
Video: Ian Angus, interviewed in Lisbon in 2010
New website documents the dangers of TransCanada’s pipeline
A CounterPunch author says global warming has stopped. He’s just plain wrong
African small farmers denounce genetically modified seeds, agro-chemicals, resource grabs and laws that prevent them from freely using, sharing or selling their seed.
Emily Blyth tells them where to frack
People whose water, air and homes are endangered by Enbridge Line 9 have been refused the right to testify. We’re fighting back anyway.
Carbon trading is a recent invention, but the idea that capitalists would privatize the air if they could isn’t new at all.
Environmental group finds carcinogen levels in Chaudiere River are now are nearly 400,000 times higher than the legal limit.
“What benefit could there possibly be to make up for the risks involved?”
American Geophysical Union says ‘ rapid societal responses’ are needed to prevent harmful climate change impacts around the world
The US government report that minimized pipeline environmental impact was drafted by consultants who also work for TransCanada and the American Petroleum Institute.
Fastest ever climate change; Australians vs gas industry, Tar sands and water use; Thailand fisheries decline
First Nations and environmentalists vow to fight proposal to pump over a million barrels of tar sands oil and bitumen a day — 33% more than Keystone — from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean
TransCanada wants to pump tar sands crude through this pipeline