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| February 8, 2015

Alberta needs a low-carbon plan

Photo: flickr/Howl Arts Collective

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As Alberta's economic engine falters, now is a good time to rethink the province putting all its eggs in bitumen's basket.

When their crops failed, Alberta's farmers had the pluck to persevere. There's always next year. That resilience in the face of adversity served them well. But a next-year-country optimism is misplaced when applied to Alberta's unconventional oil. 

Sure the world oil price will eventually bounce back and might lead to another oil boom. But should or can Alberta go down that undulating road again? 

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Obama sets out his climate test for Keystone XL
| February 4, 2015
Redeye

Organizing against the Energy East pipeline in the Ottawa Valley

January 29, 2015
| Energy East will carry tar sands oil 4,500 km across Canada from Alberta to New Brunswick for export to Europe and Asia.
Length: 12:39 minutes (11.58 MB)
Photo: iwouldificould/flickr
| January 20, 2015
| January 20, 2015

Protester fails in court challenge to Kinder Morgan legal attack

Photo: flickr/Mark Klotz

A failed two-day court challenge to an anti-democratic, corporate legal attack is the latest chapter in the 2014 Battle of Burnaby Mountain over the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline expansion project.

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled January 14 that stifling Alan Dutton's right to protest was not the primary purpose of a multi-million-dollar civil suit and, therefore, his application for a summary dismissal of the case was denied. In an unexpected additional blow, he was ordered to pay the company's costs for the action.

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Stephen Mandel
| December 22, 2014
| December 8, 2014
Aw@l

Fighting The Tar Sands Pipeline Through Burnaby Mountain

December 5, 2014
| An interview with Earyn Wheatley, who's been involved in the resistance to Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline at Burnaby Mountain.
Length: 18:24 minutes (25.29 MB)
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