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Apr 1, 2015

New EnergyYeast pipeline project announced

John Bennett
The Canadian Wheat Board and TransCanada Pipe have announced a new project: EnergyYeast to transport up to 900,000 bushels of grain a day.
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Jan 16, 2014
Image: Sierra Club

Tar Sands mercury levels increasing at alarming rate

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Mercury levels in birds' eggs in the Athabasca regions are still below "acceptable levels" but some could be considered "dangerous." All the studies demonstrate mercury levels are increasing rapidly.
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Oct 10, 2013

#SaveTheBees campaign still buzzing away

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The Sierra Club of Canada is doing everything it can to raise public awareness of its #SaveTheBees campaign -- it won't stop until it wins a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.
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Jun 3, 2013
Photo: flickr/Environmental Defence

Happy Environment Week! (Sort of)

John Bennett
Canadian Environment Week runs from June 2 - 8 this year. As you might guess, it's not a big priority for the Harper Government. John Bennett takes stock of what's left to celebrate -- or not.
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Mar 21, 2013

Action Alert: Stop the radioactive roadtrip

John Bennett
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has decided not to hold public hearings before permitting Atomic Energy Canada Limited to proceed with radioactive convoys through Ontario.
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Mar 8, 2013

Feds need to hit reset button

John Bennett
It's not easy being green… but it's not rocket science either. All we need is federal leadership! Below is a short checklist of what Canada needs to do to be green again.
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Feb 25, 2013

Keystone XL: Line in the sand?

John Bennett
There is a lot of confusion these days over just what the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is all about. Why would 35,000 people journey to Washington to chant slogans in the freezing cold?
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Feb 5, 2013

Environment Commissioner issues 'scary report'

John Bennett
Sierra Club Canada congratulates outgoing Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan on an honest, hard hitting report on the lack of environmental stewardship by the federal government.

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