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Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
Street, Paul
Article
2016
Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
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...
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - March 1975: Volume III Number 3
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - May 1976: Volume IV Number 3
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - June 1976: Volume IV Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - July 1976: Volume IV Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - October 1976: Volume IV Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
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...
84-year-old ex-librarian arrested protesting Kinder Morgan, calls NEB a "sham"
Morelli, Peter
Article
2014
Barbara Grant criticized the NEB hearings of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion as a "sham" and spoke out about the danger before crossing the police line to be arrested. At 84, she's the oldest per...
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...
Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
Uechi, Jenny
Article
2014
Documents show plans to "pressure" pipeline critics by working with third parties and industry-funded grassroots advocacy groups in favour of Energy East.
Forest Service's 'Independent' Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Written by Pipeline Company Contractor
Vardi, Itai
Article
2017
The U.S. Forest Service recently published an assessment of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline, calling the report "independent." In reality the assessment was performed and written by none other th...
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.
How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
Astephen,Lynaya
Article
2015
Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
Is it the Beginning of the End for the Alberta Oilsands?
Linnit, Carol
Article
2015
A new report from Oil Change International challenges industry's common assumption that the continued production of oilsands crude is inevitable.
Keystone Cops: TransCanada Cultivates Close Ties With Nebraska Police Agencies
Federman, Adam
Article
2014
Since August 2011, the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) – one of more than 70 Department of Homeland Security “fusion centers” – and TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the Keystone...
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...
Lakota vow: dead or in prison before we allow the KXL pipeline
Ibanez, Camila
Article
2014
On February 2,7 2014 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement activists joined in a four-directions walk to commemorate Liberation Day, an event to mark the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. As they do...
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
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 ...
Lockdown: the end of growth in the tar sands
MacKinnon, Hannah
Article
2015
Climate change is here and now. And if world leaders had heeded scientific warnings 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, or even as recently as the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 -- it's p...
Moving Beyond Keystone XL: Direct Action on Line 9
Osborn, David
Article
2013
Line 9, which is a pipeline that moves oil west towards Sarnia and the refining facilities there, is where a group of people walked onto the Canadian energy corporation Enbridge’s North Westover pumpi...
Muddying the waters
Landrevie, Barbara
Article
2015
The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
Horn, Steve
Article
2017
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS f...
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...
Only one bear in a hundred bites, but they don't come in order
Bossin, Bob
Videotape
2017
Bob Bossin talked about oil tanks in a Youtube video
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015: Residential schools
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assim...
People or Pipelines
Book
1977
To achieve its purpose in heightening awareness, the "People or Pipelines" presentation from the above study kit requires a group leader with a good general knowledge of energy and northern developmen...
Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'
Federman, Adam
Article
2015
Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeli...
Prepared evidence for the case of the Committee for Justice and Liberty: before the National Energy Board's hearings on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
Article
1977
Various materials to be presented to the NEB's hearings opposing further pipeline development.
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...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - May 1977: Volume V Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - June 1977: Volume V Number 6
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - September 1977: Volume V Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
Toolkit for a New Canada - 2013 Edition
Article
2013
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimensionmagazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the second decade of the 21st century. The article...
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...
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...
Where is the Alaska Highway Pipeline Taking Us?
Article
1979
This flyer on the Pipeline argues that the proposed project would not only harm the environment and threaten aboriginal rights, it would also mean FEWER jobs, less independence and lower incomes for C...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Climate Action Network Canada
CANCanada - To support & empower Canada's governments private sector, labour & civil society by designing, developing implementing effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at internati...
Labor Network for Sustainability
Labor Network for Sustainability is dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers and their allies to support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. From our perspective, efforts to engage...

Sources Library

Activists denounce conditional Leave to Open for Enbridge Line 9
Sources News Release
2015
A coalition of environmental and Indigenous solidarity activists has condemned the decision by the National Energy Board to grant Leave to Open for the controversial Line 9 reversal project.
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.
Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
Sources News Release
2015
The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
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 ...
Environmental justice activists successfully shut down Line 9 construction site in Toronto
Sources News Release
2013
At 6am this morning, members of Rising Tide Toronto successfully shut down construction for Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline in North Toronto. Five people, including two priests, locked down to equipment to...
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 ...

From the Connexions Archives

Manitoba Interchurch Coaltion On Resource Development
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
No Pipeline Now Coalition
Organization
1977
The No Pipeline Now Coalition is a broadly based grouping of churches, international agencies and native support, public interest, and labour union groups. The central purpose of this coalition is to ...
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 ...