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A Brief to the Alaska Highway Pipeline Inquiry.
Article
1977
This past summer the Alaska Highway Pipeline Inquiry (The Lysyk Inquiry) was established by the federal government to prepare a preliminary report outlining the terms and conditions to be considered i...
Climate justice and the prospect of power
Riddell, John
Article
2016
A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto 'Line 9' pipeline project. With notes on the meaning of "climate justice" and the relationship of socialism to social movements.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipel...
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
2017
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export?: Follow the Oiltanking Trail
Horn, Steve
Article
2014
The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s KeystoneXL pipeline, but incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already promised i...
How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York: Leaked Transcript from PR Maven Shows Energy Companies will be Told to Make the Fight Against Fracking Opponents Personal
Federman, Adam
Article
2014
A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association conference.
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands: A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program
Smith, Brendan; Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
The victorious Keystone campaign also exposed the perennial Achilles' heel of those who are fighting against climate change: We are often painted by our opponents and perceived by the public as caring...
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9: Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
Not Worth The Risk: A Community Report on the Line 9 International Energy Board Hearings
Grant, Sonia; Peloso, Andrea; Pope, Erin; Saunders, Sakura; Sharkey, John; Vasey, Dave; Vos, Lukas
Article
2014
Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline – a 38 year old pipeline that is almost identical in build and age to the Line 6B pipeline that ruptured into the Kalamazoo river – seeks to gain approval to reverse its flo...
Oil Pipelines Pipeline cowboys: New Internationalist October 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at the world's dependence on oil and how Costa Rica has taken strides to break their dependence on the industry. Discussion on the oil industry's effects on different parts of the world.
The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London
Marriott, James; Minio-Paluello, Mika
Book
2012
A look at a particular oil pipeline and its history, both locally and as a part of the global oil industry.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Reversing Enbridge & Big Oil's Pipeline Plans
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
The National Academy of Sciences is skewering the industry's 'oil is oil' talking point -- making it clear that diluted bitumen is a different beast altogether and needs to be treated as such. The ago...
Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
Dolack, Pete
Article
2015
Canada's Harper government has targeted as a new crime being a member of an 'anti-Canadian petroleum movement', and equating such a stance with terrorism.
TransCanada hires controversial PR firm to derail opposition to Energy East pipeline
Patterson, Brent
Article
2014
There are now multiple news articles that report Calgary-based TransCanada hired the controversial public relations firm Edelman in an attempt to derail growing public opposition to its proposed 1.1 m...
TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
Dermansky, Julie
Article
2015
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded ...
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation rejects Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion
Tello, Carlos
Article
2015
Kinder Morgan's pipeline project proposes almost 1,000 kilometres of new pipeline to carry diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced that the project would not be a...
Voices of Resistance to the Northern Gateway Pipeline
Bowles, Paul; Veltmeyer, Henry
Article
2013
The National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel (JRP) has just published its recommendation that the Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway to transport Alberta's tar sands oil to the northwest coast of ...
We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
Cossar-Gilbert, Sam
Article
2016
TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real na...

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Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
Sources News Release
2015
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
Communities and Organizations Respond to National Energy Board Decision on Line 9
Sources News Release
2014
Communities and Organizations Respond to National Energy Board Decision on Line 9. WHO: Sarah Harmer, NEB intervener and musician, Vanessa Gray, Aamjiwnaang First Nations and Sarnia Against Pipelines,...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
DAM LINE 9! Occupation of Line 9 Construction Site Begins
Sources News Release
2014
Individuals from affected communities throughout south-western Ontario have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline. Activists stopped the work this morning, asserting that Line 9 ...
Former NDP Comms Director Key Strategist on Edelman Energy East Astroturf Strategy
Jervey, Ben
2014
TransCanada has bought some unlikely support for the company’s public relations astroturf offensive aimed at winning support for the Energy East pipeline.
Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
A landowner fights a big corporation for his forest
Dickson, Janice
2014
Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He sai...
NEB's green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate
Sources News Release
2015
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, 2015, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision m...
Rising Tide Toronto launches "Line 9 Pledge of Resistance"
Sources News Release
2014
Rising Tide Toronto launches Line 9 Pledge of Resistance. Group encourages civil disobedience to stop pipeline approved by NEB.
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
2015
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...

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North American Energy Colonies
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
This particular issue of the newsletter is a product of the World Student Christian Federation-North American Region- Energy Education Project and focuses on some energy issues important to all North ...