Freedom of information documents reported by the CBC makes public that Canadian climate policies under consideration will still lead to significant increases in tar sands carbon pollution. This comes days after the Canadian government released its annual report on greenhouse...continued→
Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.
co-written with Josh Axelrod, NRDC international legal intern As the Ottawa Citizen reports the Harper federal government launched a $20 million taxpayer-funded advertising campaign, a prominent delegation of Canadians has traveled to Washington, DC. The delegation is urging U.S. law...continued→
Posted September 24, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch
The leaders of 25 major environmental organizations including NRDC’s President Frances Beinecke sent a clear message to President Obama to reject any “deal-making” on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Initial concerns about a possible arrangement between Canada and...continued→
Climate Beware: Alberta's new wetland policy gives a pass to the tar sands industry, ignores climate change
This blog was co-authored with Joshua Axelrod. For the past eight years, the people of Alberta have been waiting for a wetlands policy that would protect its valuable wetlands from massive degradation by the tar sands industry. Over these eight...continued→
Many of us have experienced the frustration of someone making a promise that is later broken. But when the world’s tenth-largest carbon polluter makes and breaks promises to deliver on major national policies and international climate agreements, it is a different...continued→
The State Department’s Inspector General has now confirmed that its inquiry into the independence of the environmental review process for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be complete until January 2014. ERM, the State Department contractor who...continued→
Canada's Lackluster Climate Record and Massive Expansion of Tar Sands Makes Keystone XL Mitigation Impossible
President Obama recently drew national attention to Canada’s poor record on climate: But I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this [the Keystone XL pipeline] based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon...continued→
President Obama in recent comments about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline got it right when he said that Canada has not yet addressed the harmful carbon pollution from its rapidly growing tar sands industry. Not only has Canada...continued→
As a tar sands well blowout continues to gush oil for at least 10 weeks (and potentially as much as 4 months) contaminating a large area of Canada’s Boreal Forest killing dozens of animals, a new report reveals that Alberta’s regulatory system...continued→
An advertisement in the Washington Post featured a letter from ten Nobel Laureates who are asking President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline based on its significant impact to the climate. ...continued→
As President Obama recently set a high profile marker to review the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline based on its climate impacts, new analysis reveals that rapid acceleration of tar sands expansion tripling production by 2030 from 2010 levels...continued→
Recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize are calling for the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A letter from 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners addressed to both the President and Secretary of State Kerry announced by the Nobel Women's Initiative...continued→
One of the most significant arguments in favor of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was shattered by a major announcement from the British Columbia government formally rejecting the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. This announcement puts to rest...continued→
Posted May 16, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch
Canada’s Prime Minister Harper is set to speak before the Council on Foreign Relations to push a pro-tar sands agenda defending against growing opposition to the influx of tar sands to the United States. The Prime Minister's newest appeal comes as the...continued→
The Alberta credibility gap on responsible tar sands development and climate policy: Can it be closed?
Alberta’s Premier Alison Redford visits Washington DC once again — this time, to speak at the Brookings Institution about Alberta’s claimed “record on responsible energy development” and “continued global leadership on responsible development.” Lobby trips from Canadian officials to Washington...continued→
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