Posts Tagged with "Freedom from Oil"

RAN called out with 5 others for NOT taking a stand on climate change – when that stand was inadequate.

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Integrity is everything when you’ve got limited resources and are committed to saving the world’s last remaining old growth forests, defending Indigenous rights, and stopping climate change. While we applaud the efforts of those who are actively trying to limit our emissions and put a system in place that will ensure that this is so, [...]

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First Nations Petition Obama on Native Rights vs. Dirty Energy

Monday, December 29, 2008

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How will an Obama Administration handle Native Rights issues in the face of fossil fuel expansion? That’s the question raised in a good article from by Joe Friesen in the Globe and Mail today. Several northern Indigenous leaders will soon visit the President Elect to ask for support in battling dirty oil development on their [...]

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Breakthrough coming for Electric Cars?

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Check out yesterday’s blog post from Marc Gunther: http://www.marcgunther.com/?p=431 Charging ahead with electric cars As the electric car is business gets more and more crowded, it feels like we are approaching a breakthrough. It could come from a U.S. automaker like GM with its Volt, from a European company like Renault (and its partner Nissan) [...]

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Should America bail out Detroit?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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After three decades of cheap oil, the rising cost of gasoline is finally driving consumers away from gas guzzling cars trucks and SUVs, the mainstay of Detroit’s profit margins. Now General Motors, with its 100,000 workers, 1300 suppliers and thousands of dealerships around the country, may go bankrupt without federal support. If Wall Street is [...]

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No more ‘No New Coal’?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Thanks to the good work of the Sierra Club and a large coalition of western and Utah organizations, the phrase ‘No New Coal’ may have gone WAY out of style today. The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA just ruled that the EPA has the authority to establish a Best Available Control Technology (BACT) limit [...]

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Canada Wastes No Time in Pushing Dirty Oil on Obama

Thursday, November 6, 2008

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A report from the Globe and Mail today underscores just how important dirty oil is to Canada’s designs on the US energy markets: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is proposing to strike a joint climate-change pact with president-elect Barack Obama, an initiative that would seek to protect Alberta’s oil sands projects from potentially tough new U.S. [...]

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Keepers of the Water: Day 2

Monday, August 18, 2008

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In addition to the dozen or so First Nations here, representatives from twenty US and Canadian non governmental organizations have also gathered this week in Ft. Chipewyan. That’s a lot of talking heads and coordinating with this motley can be a challenge in any situation. For a small community like Ft. Chip already overtaxed by [...]

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Greenwash of the Week: Thanks for Nothing, GM

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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To see all the GOTW’s so far, click here.

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Climate Ground Zero Action Camp: Day 2

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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I’m sitting in front of the Greenpeace communications van, the pride and joy of Richard “Sky King” Dillman. Despite our relatively remote location, can transmit live audio, video or text just about anywhere in the world using a combination of radio, satellite, or cellular networks. I’m joining Richard and colleague Mike Johnson for “tactical communications” [...]

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Oil Change Live Blogging Fossil Fools in DC

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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The fossil fools are all on parade today in Washington, DC. Five of the nation’s top Oil CEOs are testifying before Congress on their opposition to renewable energy legislation and on the soaring price of gasoline. Luckily, OilChange International is there to poke fun. From the OilChange Blog: Oil Change International will be watching this [...]

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