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To Defend Rights and Set Precedent, First Nation Targets Logging Plan

To Defend Rights and Set Precedent, First Nation Targets Logging Plan

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Hoping to set a precedent on Indigenous peoples and environmental rights, the Grassy Narrows First Nation is heading to court on Monday in a legal bid to stop Ontario’s plan to allow clear-cutting near the community’s traditional territory. The Canadian tribe says a proposed forest […]

Canadian Candidate’s Call to Leave Tar Sands ‘In the Ground’ Pilloried by Right and Left

Canadian Candidate’s Call to Leave Tar Sands ‘In the Ground’ Pilloried by Right and Left

Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Going where few Canadian leaders dare to tread, author and political candidate Linda McQuaig set off a political firestorm this weekend by suggesting that much of the Alberta tar sands should be left “in the ground” if the country has any hope of achieving its […]

‘Many Paddles, One Canoe’: Allies Back First Nations as They Ready Tar Sands Pipeline Fight

‘Many Paddles, One Canoe’: Allies Back First Nations as They Ready Tar Sands Pipeline Fight

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Lauren McCauley, staff writer In what has been described as an unprecedented grassroots mobilization, activists, environmental groups, and others concerned about the future of the Pacific coast this week are rallying to support a First Nations court battle to block the construction of the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline. “First Nations […]

In Canada, More Jobs in Green Energy than Tar Sands

In Canada, More Jobs in Green Energy than Tar Sands

Published on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Canada’s clean energy sector is booming, with the number of people who work for green energy organizations outnumbering those whose work relates to tar sands, finds the first annual status report on the country’s shift to renewable power. The study, Tracking the Energy […]

‘Massive Environmental Disaster’ in Canada as Toxic Tailing Pond Floods Waterways

‘Massive Environmental Disaster’ in Canada as Toxic Tailing Pond Floods Waterways

Published on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer A middle-of-the-night breach of the tailings pond for an open-pit copper and gold mine in British Columbia sent a massive volume of toxic waste into several nearby waterways on Monday, leading authorities to issue a water-use ban. Slurry from Mount Polley […]