A Kinder Morgan bailout would be a reckless use of public money

Apr 20, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government announced on Sunday that it would provide a financial guarantee to ensure the risky Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline gets built….Read More


What the frack?! Canada wants to exempt tar sands and fracking from environmental assessment

Apr 16, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The federal government wants to exempt some of the highest-carbon energy projects in Canada—in situ tar sands and fracking—from undergoing a federal environmental assessment….Read More


C-minus: Federal environmental law reform bill misses the mark

Apr 05, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Bill C-69 was introduced in February by the federal government to overhaul Canada’s environmental assessment laws and energy project review process. This is a…Read More


#Budget2018: Five things the feds are spending less on than handouts to oil and gas companies

Mar 07, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

A deep dive into the 2018 budget shows that the federal government spends significantly more taxpayer money on subsidies to oil and gas companies…Read More


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


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