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Feds approve Northern Gateway

Feds approve Northern Gateway

But consent from First Nations and B.C. residents wholly absent by Steve da Silva The writing on the wall couldn’t have been written in bigger, bolder, and clearer letters over the past year: The relentless exploitation of fossil fuel is rushing the planet beyond a series of irreversible environmental tipping points. Melting glaciers. Acidifying oceans.

A motion opposing offshore oil and gas development was passed at the 2014 Baffin Mayors' Forum, held March 4-6 in Iqaluit. The motion is in response to a proposal for a seismic survey off the coast of Baffin Island. The proposal is being assessed by the National Energy Board. The company has begun posting job openings in local media, with an expected August 2014 start date for the project.

Baffin Region Mayors Oppose Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Nunavut Mayors’ Forum Passes Motion Opposing Seismic Surveys by Warren Bernauer The mayors of Nunavut’s Qikiqtani (Baffin) region passed a motion opposing offshore oil and gas exploration at the 2014 Baffin Mayors’ Forum. The motion was passed unanimously, with all thirteen mayors of the region voting in favour. The motion states, “the people have expressed

I Hope Neil Young Will Remember: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel!

by Jordy Cummings In May 1970, National Guardsmen in the U.S. were called in to respond to a highly militant anti-war protests taking place at Kent State University in Ohio.  The protests were an immediate, emergency response to then President Richard Nixon “spreading the war” from Vietnam itself into Cambodia.  On May 4, these armed

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Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada

Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada by Santiago Escobar As the Unist’ot’en continue their protracted battle against Chevron and other companies in resistance to the Pacific Trails Pipeline in northern B.C. over unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, Indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rain Forest in Ecuador are

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Ontario’s shale-gas: The next ‘fracking’ frontier?

by Steve da Silva With the consciousness of people in Canada taken up a notch on the issue of “fracking” by the Mi’kmaq-led resistance in New Brunswick, it’s only a matter of time before people’s sights and struggles shift to the next major shale-gas frontier: Ontario. The US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2013 that

“FRACK OFF!” Elsipogtog First Nation announces major land reclamation in ongoing anti-fracking struggle

by Steve da Silva – Co-produced with Two Row Times After months of arrests and mounting resistance against shale gas exploration in New Brunswick on Mi’kmaq territory, the anti-fracking movement upped the ante this past week with a fresh blockade and a proclamation of a massive land reclamation, which has forced conservative New Brunswick Premier

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