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  • General Honoré, Enviro Groups Call for Strengthening EPA’s Proposed Refinery Pollution Standards

    20 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Julie Dermansky

    Millions of people living near refineries will be directly affected by a long awaited updates to regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for oil refineries. Their new proposed rule includes a reduction of flaring, monitoring benzene…
  • Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

    20 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Justin Mikulka and Steve Horn

    While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. …
  • The Monckton Files: Threatwatch 1 by Barry Bickmore

    19 August 2014, 10:00 pm by: Guest

    This is a guest post by Barry Bickmore, a long-time chronicler of the misdeeds and misdirections of Lord Christopher Monckton.…
  • Leaders Must Put People Before Politics: David Suzuki

    19 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Guest

    This is a guest post by David Suzuki.…
  • Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

    19 August 2014, 6:40 pm by: Steve Horn

    A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge’s 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL “clone,” is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October. …
  • Report Reveals Cost Cutting Measures At Heart Of Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster

    19 August 2014, 3:32 pm by: Justin Mikulka

    Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy…
  • Major Disasters Linked to Extreme Weather, Climate and Water Hazards On the Rise

    18 August 2014, 4:28 pm by: Chris Rose

    Recently published data collected by the World Meteorological Organisation shows there were close to five times as many weather- and climate-change-related disasters in the first decade of this century than in the 1970s.…
  • The Oilsands Cancer Story Part 3: The Spotlight Turns on Fort Chip Doctor

    17 August 2014, 4:50 pm by: Carol Linnitt

    This is the third installment in a three-part series on Dr. John O'Connor, the family physician to first identify higher-than-average cancer rates and rare forms of cancer in communities downstream of the Alberta oilsands.…
  • Investor Call: Enbridge's Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow

    15 August 2014, 8:30 pm by: Steve Horn

    In a recent quarter two call for investors, Enbridge Inc executives said the company's “Keystone XL” clone — the combination of the Flanagan South and Seaway Twin pipelines — will open for business by October.…
  • Swapping Red Tape for Caution Tape: Why B.C. Can Expect More Mount Polleys

    15 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Carol Linnitt

    As we pull up to the mouth of the Hazeltine Creek, where billions of litres of mining waste from the Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine spilled into Quesnel Lake on August 4th, I’m thinking to myself what numerous locals have recently said to me: this…

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