Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Oil and gas lobby’s wish list would increase Canadian greenhouse gas emissions by 116 million tonnes, according to study..

October 8, 2019

Research published this morning by Environmental Defence Canada concludes that adoption of the powerful Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers lobby group’s election wish list would increase Canadian greenhouse gas emissions by 116 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030.

“In that scenario, Canada’s oil and gas sector would be emitting 311 million tonnes, making emissions from that one industry representing one-fourteenth of the Canadian economy greater than the emissions of 170 countries in the world,” the report stated.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/10/oil-and-gas-lobbys-wish-list-would-increase-canadian-greenhouse

Canada’s Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Make Corporations Responsible for Waste Welcomed as ‘Step in the Right Direction’..

June 11, 2019

Environmental campaigners on Monday welcomed the Canadian government’s new plan to ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021 and work with provinces and territories to make corporations responsible for their plastic waste.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/10/canadas-plan-ban-single-use-plastics-and-make-corporations-responsible-waste?cd-origin=rss

In ‘Victory for Land and Water,’ Canada’s Supreme Court Rules Bankrupt Fossil Fuel Companies Must Clean Up Pollution Left Behind..

January 31, 2019

Green energy campaigners in Canada applauded a precedent-settiing Supreme Court ruling on Thursday which ordered the bankrupt Alberta-based oil and gas company Redwater Energy to clean up its failed wells instead of leaving the task to the public.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/31/victory-land-and-water-canadas-supreme-court-rules-bankrupt-fossil-fuel-companies?cd-origin=rss

Ontario’s environmental commissioner slams Ford government over ‘gutted’ climate change policies..

September 25, 2018

The new Doug Ford government has “gutted” most of Ontario’s climate change programs with no replacement, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says in a damning new report.

The report slams the Progressive Conservatives for axing the previous Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions — which Ford branded a carbon tax that was doing nothing to protect the environment.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/09/25/ontarios-environmental-commissioner-slams-ford-government-over-gutted-climate-change-policies.html

Justin Trudeau has a problem named Doug Ford

August 1, 2018

The environmental agenda of the Trudeau government was based on the idea that the federal government could count on the provinces to take the lead. That idea blew out of the window with the June 7 election of the Ontario Conservative Party led by Doug Ford.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2018/07/justin-trudeau-has-problem-named-doug-ford

Tories zap 758 green energy contracts in Ontario..

July 16, 2018

Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is pulling the plug on 758 green energy contracts in a bid to save $790 million.

Energy Minister Greg Rickford made the announcement Friday.

“We clearly promised we would cancel these unnecessary and wasteful energy projects as part of our plan to cut hydro rates by 12 per cent for families, farmers and small businesses,” Rickford said in a statement.

“In the past few weeks, we have taken significant steps toward keeping that promise,” the minister said.

But when asked, Queen’s Park did not provide a list of the 758 contracts or a breakdown of how they reached the $790 million figure.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/07/13/tories-zap-758-green-energy-contracts-in-ontario.html

Incoming Premier Doug Ford quietly axes Green Ontario Fund..

June 22, 2018

Incoming premier Doug Ford has quietly axed an environmental program to help homeowners get smart thermostats, energy-efficient windows and other retrofits to reduce their hydro bills and fight climate change.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/06/19/doug-ford-warns-gasoline-companies-to-pass-along-his-10-cent-a-litre-tax-cut.html

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet

April 17, 2017

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away (especially now that he’s discovered bombs). But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one nation north, at Justin Trudeau.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/17/stop-swooning-justin-trudeau-man-disaster-planet

With Faith in Regulators at ‘All Time Low,’ Canadians Ask Trudeau: ‘Where Are You?’

January 21, 2016

As Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) begins hearing testimony on the controversial Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline expansion project in British Columbia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire from environmentalists and First Nations activists who say he’s breaking an election promise to fix what they call a broken pipeline approval process.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/20/faith-regulators-all-time-low-canadians-ask-trudeau-where-are-you

Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight

November 30, 2014

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, recipient of a prestigious Canadian literary prize, announced this week he is donating the $25,000 award to a grassroots coalition against TransCanada Corporation’s “Energy East” pipeline.

His challenge to people across Canada and the world to double his contribution to the group Coule Pas Chez Nous (Don’t Let it Flow in Our Backyard) has resulted in a flood of donations totaling at least $326,000 (in Canadian currency), with more money continuing to pour in.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/26/donation-prize-money-canadian-activist-spurs-flood-dollars-tar-sands-fight