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Environmental Defence Canada's executive director Tim Gray at a recent panel in Edmonton. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Environmental group's report asserts the fossil fuel industry's well-funded lobby is the single biggest barrier to effective climate action being taken by Canada.
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Aerial view of Alberta tar sands. Photo: Dru Oja Jay/Howl Arts Collective/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Last year's aggregate profit for five largest oilsands companies was within spitting distance of total revenues collected from all sources by the Alberta government.
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Justine Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's announcement puts Canada's opposition in an uncomfortable spot. But when it comes to talking points, modern Conservatives can turn on a dime.
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Wind turbines. Photo: Tobias Nordhausen/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The furious debate about the merits of current and future pipeline projects underscores the need for an evidence-based long-term energy strategy for Canada.
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Oil processing facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: kris krüg/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Media conspiracy theories and angry right-wing rhetoric may Make Alberta An Environmental Pariah Again, but the result would be a world of hurt.
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Methane flare in oil field. Photo: WildEarth Guardians/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | "Wasted methane represents lost value to oil and gas operators due to lost sales volumes of natural gas, and lost value to the government through lost royalty collection," says the Pembina Institute.
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Tzeporah Berman. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | "If they are not dealt with now, tar sands tailings could become a permanent toxic legacy of the most reckless forms of 20th century fossil fuel extraction," writes environmentalist Tzeporah Berman.
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Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | By constantly vilifying a prominent environmentalist, critics undermine the work of all members of the Oil Sands Advisory Group. They should be asked why.
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Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | A talented public advocacy tactician, Tzeporah Berman was vocal in her support for the British Columbia NDP and its opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
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Tanker in port (Wilimedia Commons)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta politicians invested in the tidewater premium tale aren't going to like David Hughes' report one bit. Expect more fireworks.
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Fort Mac Fire
David J. Climenhaga | Ignoring the effects of global climate change as a policy, as some political parties, notably not the Alberta NDP, want to do, is not the answer to situations like the Fort Mac Wildfire.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Get used to it. As Otto von Bismarck famously observed, politics is "the art of the possible, the attainable, the art of the next best."