Posted on February 13, 2015
Organizers Float Banners Saying “Don’t Bank on the Tar Sands” Ahead of Global Divestment Day
(Toronto, ON) At 9:30 this morning dozens of people descended on the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange to highlight the climate and financial risk of fossil fuel investments. They floated banners reading “Don’t Bank on Tar Sands - Divest Fossil Fuels Now” and occupied the TSX front office. The action comes on the eve of Global Divestment Day, an international day of action calling for fossil fuel divestment. There are over 350 actions planned across the globe.
Posted on January 28, 2015
Northern Dene Trappers Alliance To Hold Meeting at Camp in Response to Uranium and Oil Sands Exploration on Dene Nene
A call has gone out all over the land for people to come to the Trapper’s humble Camp 11 km north of LaLoche, Saskatchewan on Hwy #955 for a Big Meeting to share concerns and plan what to do about the rush to explore and develop uranium and oil sands mining projects in Dene Nene. The meeting is scheduled for January 29, 30, and 31, 2015.
Posted on January 02, 2015
"Technological and environmental pressures are reducing long-term oil demand and threatening to turn much of the high-cost oil outside the Middle East into a "stranded asset" similar to the earth's vast unwanted coal reserves.
Posted on October 30, 2014
We are really excited today to be releasing new analysis (along with the great team at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis) that, for the first time, quantifies the impact our movement is having on the tar sands industry in terms of carbon kept in the ground and in terms of material financial risk public accountability campaigns are driving. See the new report here: http://bit.ly/material-risks
Posted on October 29, 2014
Tar Sands Producers Face a Growing ‘Constellation of Risks’ as Public Opposition Hits Industry’s Bottom Line; $31 Billion in Lost Revenues to date; Tar Sands Expansion Unlikely to Proceed as Protests Mount
Posted on September 23, 2014
For the past three months Suncor has been transporting diluted bitumen from the tar sands in northern Alberta to a storage facility at Sorel-Tracy, which is located at the confluence of the Richelieu River and the St. Lawrence River just east of Montreal.
Their plan is to continue to transport oil by rail to this port and to fill 20 to 30 tankers a year that would travel on the St. Lawrence River to export markets.
Posted on January 23, 2014
Neil Young's support of the Athabaskan Chipewyan's fundraising efforts towards their tarsand court case gained a truckload of press attention last week. Every national and daily paper reaped the benefits of a hot topic and it ignited a national conversation about energy resources in Canada. I’m grateful for that.
Not just to Neil though. The press seemed to miss that the leaders of the debate are the Athabaskan Chipewyan people and countless other First Nations that are launching court cases to protect our land and drinking water for ALL of us.
Neil was just lending a helping hand.