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Filing your taxes? Don’t forget $234 for Big Oil

Feb 14, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Last year, every Canadian household contributed $234* from their taxes to oil and gas companies. And that’s what will happen again if the government keeps…Read More


The good, (the so-so), the bad and the ugly: Canada’s proposed overhaul of environmental laws and energy project reviews

Feb 09, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, the federal government introduced Bill C-69, its much-anticipated legislation to overhaul the laws that guide environmental assessments and energy project reviews in Canada,…Read More


Polar vortex is another sign of erratic weather fuelled by climate change

Jan 09, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

I’m the kind of guy that likes winter, but I must admit that the last couple weeks were unusually frigid. Recently, prominent politicians and…Read More


WATCH: Putting all projects to the “Climate Test”

Dec 11, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Last week, I teamed up with Climate Action Network to host a webinar called “Putting all Projects to the Climate Test: Why and how…Read More


Your tax dollars are funding Suncor’s pollution

Dec 07, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Since 2010, Canada’s largest tar sands producer received over $354 million of public money. It was also responsible for hundreds of spills and environmental…Read More


"Keystone XL gains final approval"… Not so fast!

Nov 29, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

TransCanada better hold off on popping the Keystone XL (KXL) champagne. Last week’s decision by Nebraska regulators likely means years of uncertainty, regulatory delay,…Read More


Making $42,000 per year? Oil companies pay a lower tax rate than you

Nov 16, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

A damning new report shows that some of Canada’s largest oil, gas and pipeline companies are using offshore tax havens to avoid paying their…Read More


A united front for stronger environmental laws

Nov 10, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

It was all hands on deck this week in our nation’s capital. Environmental Defence joined with seven other organizations in an all-out advocacy effort…Read More


Improving human health and cutting pollution are one and the same

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

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

Industrial pollution is killing people and making people sick—here in Canada and around the world. These are the tragic conclusions of a series of…Read More


Cleaning the Pipes: Ten key takeaways from the cancellation of Energy East

Oct 18, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

Energy East is dead. This month’s decision by TransCanada to cancel its proposed pipeline to send 1.1 million barrels per day of tar sands…Read More


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