20/01/15 Sarah Lazare Common Dreams
A pipeline rupture in Eastern Montana on Saturday, which spilled up to 50,000 gallons of Bakken shale crude oil into the Yellowstone River, has local residents worried that their water supplies may now be contaminated. "I am not saying the water is unsafe. I am not saying it is safe." —Mary Jo Gehnert, Dawson County Disaster and Emergency Services coordinator
18/01/15 Joe Romm Climate Progress
We have seen a quantum jump in extreme weather events in the Northern Hemisphere in the last several years. Droughts, deluges, and heat waves are increasingly getting “stuck” or “blocked,” which in turn worsens and prolongs their impact beyond what might be expected just from the recent human-caused increase in global temperatures.
18/01/15 Jennifer Moreau Burnaby Now
The union representative for Chevron's refinery workers isn't convinced the National Energy Board is doing all it can to stop U.S. refineries from putting the squeeze on local oil supply.
15/01/15 Daphne Bramham The Vancouver Sun
. . . .But as the society points out in its report, A Cold Wind Blows, poverty remains one of the biggest barriers to children learning. The Aboriginal Care Society’s report is not as blunt as Turpel-Lafond’s assessment of government failures. But its assessment of why it is happening in British Columbia is brutally frank.
15/01/15 Editor at IUF Uniting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers Worldwide
Greece will hold parliamentary elections on January 25 and Syriza, the left-wing party which has consistently called for debt restructuring and an end to austerity, is leading the polls.
14/01/15 Jenny Uechi Vancouver Observer
Reactions to the federal government's attempts to stop NAFTA's environmental oversight commission from investigating environmental damage caused by tailings ponds in Alberta's oil sands came fast and fierce from critics.
14/01/15 Gord Hoekstra The Vancouver Sun
Another court challenge involving Enbridge’s $7.9-billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline project was filed Tuesday, bringing the total to 19.
13/01/15 Josh Wingrove Globe and Mail
This article is part of a year-long Globe and Mail project about Fort McMurray, Alta., which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector, and all the issues that surround it.
13/01/15 Vancouver Ecosocialist Group Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
January 13, 2015 Hello Early Edition, I listened this morning to your business report concerning the proposed Energy East pipeline and found it to be equivalent to shilling for the oil industry.
12/01/15 William D. Cohan The Nation
This article appeared in the December 29, 2014 print edition of The Nation.