Canada

Trump Administration Denounced for ‘Foolish and Deeply Damaging’ Plan to Drill in Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Environmental advocates vowed to sue the U.S. Department of Interior following its announcement Monday that the Trump administration has finalized plans to auction off oil and gas leasing rights in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “The door is being flung wide open for oil and gas drilling to impose irreversible harm to one of America’s iconic …

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Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Other Insurers After Swiss Company Ditches ‘Climate-Wrecking’ Trans Mountain Pipeline

Climate campaigners and Indigenous activists celebrated after reporting from Reuters revealed on Wednesday that the Swiss insurance giant Zurich will soon stop providing coverage to the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Pipeline, increasing the pressure on other insurers to also ditch the existing tar sands pipeline and long-delayed expansion project. “Insurers should protect us from risk, …

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In Latest Legal Blow to Trump and Dirty Energy, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Keystone XL Permit

In another legal victory for opponents of Keystone XL and similar pipelines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that suspended a federal fast-track permit for the controversial tar sands project that campaigners for nearly a decade have opposed as a climate-destroying effort of the first …

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‘Some Honesty for Once’: Alberta Energy Minister Celebrates Covid-19 for Making In-Person Pipeline Protests More Difficult

In what climate advocates described as an example of “saying the quiet part loud,” Alberta, Canada Energy Minister Sonya Savage in an interview last week said the rise of the coronavirus pandemic has created an ideal opportunity to build pipelines because large in-person demonstrations have become difficult to sustain. “Now is a great time to …

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Nearly 200 Groups in Canada Vow to Fight for Covid-19 Recovery That Puts Human and Ecological Health First

Nearly 200 Canadian organizations on Monday rolled out their demands for a “just recovery,” saying that continuing business-as-usual after the pandemic would prevent the kind of far-reaching transformation needed to put “the health and well-being of ALL peoples and ecosystems first.” “The choices we make now about how to recover from this pandemic will shape …

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No—Argue Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Monia Mazigh, and 100+ Others—Canada Does Not Deserve UN Security Council Seat

As Canada vies for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council an open letter published Tuesday argues the Ottawa government—despite a more rosy reputation compared to its powerful U.S. neighbor—should be seen for what it more accurately is: a powerful international force in its own right that continues to play a negative role …

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