Oil and gas is trying to weasel its way out of playing by the rules

Nov 13, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Sorry in advance for giving the noble weasel a bad name by comparing it to the oil and gas industry… The federal government is…Read More


Deceptive Trans Mountain Pipeline ads leave Alberta taxpayers on the hook for $10 million

Oct 31, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Most fossil fuel subsidies take the form of handouts and tax breaks for companies to explore for and produce more oil and gas. But…Read More


What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to…Read More


Why the Senate must pass Bill C-69

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

In 2012, the previous government gutted environmental protections for Canada’s land, air, water and climate in an attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track risky energy…Read More


New report: Massive fossil fuel subsidies continue, but true costs are hidden from Canadians

Sep 17, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

What’s the dumbest policy in the world? Public cash for oil and gas! Canada’s federal government handed out hundreds of millions of dollars per…Read More


Bill C-69, overhaul of energy project review process, one step closer to becoming law

Jun 21, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Wednesday, the House of Commons passed legislation that could improve Canada’s environmental laws and the energy project review process. In 2012, the previous government…Read More


Canada forges strong G7 climate outcomes, but leaves out fossil fuel subsidies

Jun 12, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

As the 2018 Chair of the G7 group of developed economies, last weekend’s summit in Quebec was a big opportunity for Canada to demonstrate…Read More


Canada gets a D-minus on fossil fuel subsidies (and that's before the Kinder Morgan bailout!)

Jun 08, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Canada continues to provide substantial public support for the oil and gas industry and isn’t moving fast enough on its promise to phase out…Read More


Seven ways the Kinder Morgan bailout is an obscene use of public money

Jun 06, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s leaky tar sands pipeline is a totally reckless use of public money. But the $4.5 billion…Read More


NEW POLL: Canadians are ready to end government handouts to fossil fuel companies

Jun 01, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

It turns out that bailing out tar sands pipelines and subsidizing oil and gas companies is deeply unpopular among Canadians. A new poll shows…Read More