Canada Fracking

Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Environmental assessments are supposed to allow the public and regulators to better understand and avoid potential risks. Removing the requirement for an environmental review is not in the public interest," said lawyer Jessica Clogg.

FRACKING DID IT

CP | Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio - State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilli...

B.C. Shellfish Die-Off Illustrates A Future We Must Avoid

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

By continuing to promote the extraction and export of coal, tar sands, and fracked gas instead of sustainable sectors in B.C., our government is making a political choice to prioritize short-term profits over renewable industries. Let's work together to develop a smart and creative strategy to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a low carbon economy

B.C. Govn't Issued Illegal Water Permits For Fracking: Lawsuit

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A pair of environmental groups allege the British Columbia government is skirting its own laws by allowing energy firms to spend years usi...

Stop Trading Precious Water For Fossil Fuels

David Suzuki | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Drought and fracking have already caused some small communities in Texas to run out of water altogether, and parts of California are headed for the same fate. As we continue to extract and burn ever greater amounts of oil, gas and coal, climate change is getting worse, which will likely lead to more droughts in some areas and flooding in others.

Pete Seeger: "From Way Up Here the Earth Looks Very Small"

David Suzuki | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Pete Seeger, who died January 27 at the age of 94, inspired generations of political and environmental activists with songs. Like me, he was inspired by Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring to become a strong defender of the environment as well as human rights.

Fracking Here An Unregulated Free-For-All: NDP

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta New Democrats say newly released documents show fracking has become an unregulated free-for-all in the province with no regard for ...

Fracking Causes Gonorrhea (and Other Economic Myths)

Mark Milke | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

My colleague Kenneth Green and I wrote about how by approving fracking for oil and gas, some provinces might generate extra dollars for their provincial coffers. And the response from someone at the Halifax chapter of the Sierra Club? That fracking has caused "a 62 per cent increase in sexually transmitted infections."

Climate Change Could Throw Atlantic Canada into Chaos

David Suzuki | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We sometimes too easily overlook Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador -- coastal regions, like ours, on the front lines of climate change. Atlantic Canada faces risks if climate change is left unchecked, with more severe storms causing surging tides, flooding and widespread coastal erosion.

Encana In Hot Water

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A coalition of environmental groups has filed court action against British Columbia's Oil and Gas Commission and energy company Encana Cor...

Reality Check: The B.C. LNG Hyperbole

Andrew Weaver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

In what has to be one of the most bizarre and misleading press releases I have ever seen, the B.C. government issued a report in reference to the province's Montney Formation, that claimed: "this potential [natural gas] supply can support development and LNG export operations for more than 150 years". Let's take a closer look at this 150 year number.

Idle No More Group Protests Fracking

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

About a dozen people from an Idle No More group based on the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve are marching today against shale gas exploration. They blocked...

Tasty! Oil Execs Drink Fracking Fluid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada Business

Oil and gas executives at an industry conference in Montreal sipped on a rather unique beverage this week, the National Post reports — fracking flui...

Who Can We Trust to Discuss Climate Change Seriously?

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

It's sad to see so much of our media and governance in such a sorry state that we can't even expect rational discussion of critical issues such as climate change and energy policy. The science is clear that it is real and that we are a major contributor, mainly through burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests.

Help Poor Provinces: Allow Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

The recent native protests in New Brunswick against proposed hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") are not only devoid of facts but harm the potential for prosperity and lower personal taxes. Add in the anti-fracking frothing in neighbouring Nova Scotia, and also in Quebec, and it adds up to ill-advised provincial policies, this despite the safety of fracking.

National Chief Gets Behind Protest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, N.B. - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Aboriginal Peoples will not support resource development at a...

New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

Small Change Fund | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Small Change Fund

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror...

Elsipogtog Protest: We're Only Seeing Half the Story

Leanne Simpson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Leanne Simpson

The kind of stories I learned in Mi'gmagi will never make it into the mainstream media, and most Canadians will never hear them. Instead, Canadians will hear recycled propaganda as the mainstream media blindly goes about repeating the press releases sent to them by the RCMP designed to portray Mi'kmaw protestors as violent and unruly, in order to justify their own colonial violence. So we are faced with a choice. We can continue to show the photos of the three hunting rifles and the burnt out cop cars on every mainstream media outlet ad nauseam and paint the Mi'kmaq with every racist stereotype we know, or we can dig deeper.

$33-Million Anti-Fracking Lawsuit On Shaky Ground

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

ROSEBUD, Alta. - An Alberta woman has lost a round in her legal battle against the contentious process of hydraulic fracturing.Jessica Ernst launched ...

NAFTA Hazard? Canada Sued Over Quebec Fracking Ban

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Free trade critics say a $250-million damage suit being pursued as a result of Quebec's moratorium on fracking is proof Canada needs to be ca...

No Fracking Way: How Companies Sue Canada to Get More Resources

Ilana Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Ilana Solomon

It's time that governments stop signing trade and investment pacts that put the rights of corporations above the rights of communities and the environment. My right to clean water, clean air, and a healthy planet for my family and community has to come before Lone Pine's right to mine and profit... doesn't it?

Fracking Debate Heats Up Here

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Alberta resident Jessica Ernst is warning Newfoundland about the risks of hydraulic fracturing, saying she blames the contentious f...

Some Places on Earth Should Remain Untouched

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Areas of Earth that have remained relatively free of industrial development have taken on a special significance. In Canada, they include awe-inspiring landscapes like the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern B.C. But the Sacred Headwaters is not protected under law. It remains at risk from a multitude of proposed mines, railways, transmission lines and other projects that will eviscerate the landscape if approved.

The Climate Change Dilemma for Investors

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossi...

Extreme Weather Heightens Need For Sustainable Development

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Hassan Arif

With the realities of climate change becoming all too clear, an economic shift is needed, towards a more sustainable economy. While protests and concerns about actions such as fracking are important, and needed, there also needs to be a positive message on sustainable economic development.