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Feb 14, 2017
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jeffery J. Nichols

Leduc No. 1 and Alberta's unluckiest lucky day

David J. Climenhaga
Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.
Blog
Nov 30, 2016
Image: Canadian Press/Justin Tang

Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers

Karl Nerenberg
Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
Podcast
Jul 19, 2016
Pentagon Is Freaking Out - Aren't You?

Pentagon is freaking out -- aren't you?

Green Majority Radio
The Pentagon wants to anticipate and control social unrest. There are two main points to glean here, firstly why they are suddenly so concerned, and how they are going about using this research.
News
Oct 8, 2015

After the sands: Pipelines or pipe dreams

Gordon Laxer
In today's excerpt from Gordon Laxer's After the Sands: Pipelines were once thought of as merely ways to convey oil and natural gas. No longer. They now convey controversy.
Blog
Oct 5, 2014
Stephen Harper in the Tar Sands

Waging war in Babylon: The Harper caper

Christopher Majka
Despite Stephen Harper's claim that going to war in Iraq is about "doing our part" it appears the real motivation of the caper is a final desperate attempt to secure American approval for Keystone XL.
Podcast
Feb 5, 2014

Dangers of moving oil by rail

Redeye
The derailment of an oil train in Lac Mégantic last year killed 47 people and spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the town. Since then, a number of other fuel trains have derailed.
Blog
Jan 6, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Bitumen as a staple

Mel Watkins
We have invited Mel Watkins to provide a rejoinder to the Staple Theory series, reflecting on the significance and evolution of staple theorizing, and engaging as desired with the commentaries.
Blog
Jun 21, 2013

Action against Enbridge Line 9 near Hamilton

Mark Calzavara
Communities from Sarnia to Montreal are raising serious concerns about the potential environmental hazards of reversing Enbridge's 37-year-old Line 9 pipeline.

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