As the climate crisis looms, why does Canadian oil and gas think it can keep expanding?

Dec 11, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  Expanding oil and gas production is undermining Canada’s ability to be a climate leader. And oil executives are successfully weakening and delaying Canadian…Read More


Canada's carbon tax announcement is a win for the climate: Provinces can’t opt out of saving the planet

Oct 23, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Canada is now one step closer to having polluters across the country pay for their carbon emissions. In the face of opposition from…Read More


What the media is missing about the new IPCC report: We shouldn’t give up.

Oct 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  Last week the most esteemed climate scientists in the world unveiled a new report that laid out the global impacts that we should…Read More


Beyond “Hothouse Earth”: Mourning is part of climate action, but then you have to get up again

Sep 25, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  A friend from British Columbia was in Ottawa for work recently. Pretty quickly the conversation came around to the summer of forest fires…Read More


If you care about climate change you should care about methane

Sep 06, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  If you care about climate change, you should care about oil and gas methane. If you care about human health, you should care…Read More


Good(ish) news! Our case against Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds will be investigated

Aug 30, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

  First the good news. The three NAFTA countries voted unanimously to allow an investigation to go forward on tar sands tailings ponds leaking…Read More


Five reasons why the Canadian government shouldn’t give more exemptions to polluting industries

Aug 08, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Let’s start here. It’s good that Canada will have a price on carbon across the country on January 1st, 2019. Making polluters pay for…Read More


Mexico’s methane regulations prove once again that Alberta’s approach is badly out of step

Jul 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Yesterday, Mexico joined a growing list of countries showing leadership on reducing harmful methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, by releasing…Read More


Provincial opposition to carbon pricing is set to backfire

Jul 17, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Last week, P.E.I. became the third province to question the federal government’s plan to put a price on carbon emissions. The province put…Read More


5 Reasons Why Alberta Methane Regulations Don’t Cut It

May 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

  New analysis shows that Alberta’s draft methane regulations will achieve less than half of Alberta’s methane reduction goal. In fact, as our joint…Read More