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Dangers On A Train: Top Canadian Official Disputes State Department’s Keystone Claims | ThinkProgress

The State Departments draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL pipeline is centered on the assumption that there will be an increase in tar sands oil production with or without the pipeline. On that basis, it concludes Keystone will have no impact on carbon pollution or climate change. Reuters debunked the State Department’s notion that without Keystone, ...

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Canadian Government Continues to Choose Dirty Energy Over Democracy | Common Dreams via EcoWatch

… As the world recognizes the already extreme and increasing consequences of global warming and shifts from wastefully burning fossil fuels to conservation and renewable energy, tar sands bitumen may soon become uneconomical. The goal is to dig it up, sell it and burn it as quickly as possible while there’s still money to be made. It’s cynical and suicidal, ...

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Canada’s PM Stephen Harper faces revolt by scientists | guardian.co.uk

Scientists to march through Ottawa in white lab coats in protest at cuts to research and environmental damage Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, faces a widening revolt by the country’s leading scientists against sweeping cuts to government research labs and broadly pro-industry policies. The scientists plan to march through Ottawa in white lab coats on ...

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Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy | OtherWords

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh explain why a Canadian company’s lawsuit against the government of El Salvador threatens democracy everywhere By Robin Broad and John Cavanagh A tribunal in Washington, D.C. that nobody elected recently issued a verdict that potentially hinders the democratic rights of millions of people. Its three members ruled that a foreign company may continue to sue ...

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