Posts Tagged with "canada"

Don’t Even Bother Watching This Ludicrous Pro-Tar Sands Propaganda Video

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Don’t Even Bother Watching This Ludicrous Pro-Tar Sands Propaganda Video

There are few things more destructive and horrifying than Canada’s tar sands, yet the new “Ethical Oil” TV ad airing in Canada right now uses the worst kind of fear mongering to try and sell us on the virtues of tar sands oil. I hate to even give this video the views it will get [...]

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Neela Banerjee from the LA Times is out today with an explosive piece that draws from cables revealed by Wikileaks that show the Keystone XL pipeline may be closer to approval than previously known: The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks, describes the State Department’s then-energy envoy, David Goldwyn, as having “alleviated” Canadian officials’ concerns about getting [...]

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As Protesters Gather Outside Chevron Shareholder Meeting, Investors Call On Company To Rethink Ecuador Strategy

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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As Protesters Gather Outside Chevron Shareholder Meeting, Investors Call On Company To Rethink Ecuador Strategy

RAN activists are joining a huge protest outside of Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting this morning to demand the company take responsibility for its pollution in communities around the globe. Representatives from Angola, Ecuador, Nigeria, Indonesia, Canada, Alaska, and Texas, as well as from right here in California and several other places impacted by the company’s [...]

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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Keystone XL Won’t Decrease “Unfriendly” Oil Imports Either

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Keystone XL Won’t Decrease “Unfriendly” Oil Imports Either

Yesterday, AP reported that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to Texas won’t decrease gas prices (I broke that story last month, but who’s counting). In fact, a report commissioned by pipeline sponsor TransCanada now shows that connecting tar sands producers with Gulf Coast refiners actually pushes gas prices up for everybody. That same [...]

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HSBC Takes a Step Away from Tar Sands

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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HSBC Takes a Step Away from Tar Sands

This week, HSBC became the second international bank in as many months to take a step away from financing in the Tar Sands. The bank hinted in press reports last year that it was reviewing its tar sands business. Now the London-based bank has come through. In a post to its website, the bank quietly [...]

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The Profits Over People Pattern

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The Profits Over People Pattern

In what has become something of a pattern, the Obama administration recently took a bold new step to protect our planet at the same time that it was taking a giant step backwards. Hot on the heels of the announcement about the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries and fossil-fueled power [...]

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is making false claims about a massive new oil pipeline through the Midwest that contradict the Industry’s own research. In a conference call last week reported today by Politico, API previewed a national advertising campaign supporting the TransCanada KeystoneXL oil pipeline set to launch in January. Critics including Senator Mike [...]

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Oil is a dirty business. There’s just no way around it. Drilling for oil, transporting it across the globe, refining it into fuel – every step of the process is as dirty and destructive as can be. And that’s even when things go right. Of course, as we’ve all witnessed far too often, things don’t [...]

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James Cameron Loves Us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Check out this great shot of RAN Freedom From Oil Campaigner Eriel Deranger (that’s her on the right) with James Cameron and friends from Greenpeace and IEN. Cameron  was in town for a tour of the tar sands.  More details on his trip can be found here on the Understory and at Huffington Post. Spoiler: [...]

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