Exxon will leave 3.6 billion barrels of tar sands oil in the ground

Feb 22, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East

Oil companies are finally admitting that Canada’s tar sands are not the golden goose that they’ve been made out to be. In recent years,…Read More


Time to get serious about a managed decline of the tar sands

Feb 22, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

Lost in the media mayhem surrounding the new U.S. administration, a little-noticed report was released in February that showed the 100 megatonne (MT) cap…Read More


VOID: NEB rules Energy East review must be completely restarted

Jan 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

This morning, the new Energy East panel ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) review of Energy East must be restarted from scratch. All…Read More


Six key ways to modernize Canada's pipeline regulator

Jan 24, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

The federal government is undertaking a modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’s federal energy regulator that reviews major energy projects like the…Read More


Trudeau Calls for a Managed Decline of the Tar Sands: We Agree!

Jan 17, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

“We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off our dependence on…Read More


Energy East: A Bad Deal for Ontario

Dec 19, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

What considerations should be taken into account by the Ontario government regarding the proposed Energy East pipeline? The answer to this question is a…Read More


Time to restore legal protection to Canada’s waterways

Dec 14, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

Five years ago, virtually every lake, river and waterway in Canada was protected under the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) (now the Navigation Protection…Read More


Another tar sands pipeline could be approved this week – and it’s not Kinder Morgan

Nov 22, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

With all eyes on a looming government decision on Kinder Morgan, another planned massive tar sands export pipeline has largely flown under the radar….Read More


NEB "Modernization" panel is stacked with pipeline industry insiders

Nov 11, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

The federal government has repeatedly promised to restore Canadians’ faith in the pipeline review process. To do this, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to “modernize”…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


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