Hannah McKinnon

Hannah McKinnon

Hannah McKinnon a climate activist and contributing writer for Oil Change International. Follow her on Twitter: @mckinnon_hannah

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
High Stakes – Cleaning Up After Harper
Canadians couldn’t have been much clearer on Monday when they hit the polls in numbers that haven’t been see for decades: The Harper era is history after some ten years of Conservative rule led by outgoing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Elected with a decisive majority, Justin Trudeau and the...
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Monday, September 28, 2015
What Went Right? Why Shell Lost Its Bet in the Arctic
Royal Dutch Shell announced this morning that it would be abandoning its exploration program in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future” (see our response here ). After more than 7 billion dollars and many seasons of almost unbelievable mishaps – Shell made the call along with an...
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Mixed Messages: President Obama’s Alaskan Climate Trip
On Monday, President Obama and Secretary Kerry are going to Alaska . Their main goal (as we talked about here ) is to see the front lines of climate change first hand. Yet at the same time, in the same region, Royal Dutch Shell is now powering ahead with its newly approved summer 2015 drilling...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
How Low Can It Go? Collapsing Crude in Canada's Election Season
In the lead up to the Canadian federal election, the economy is front and centre, but not in the way the incumbent government would have liked. The Conservatives have gone to great lengths to brand themselves as good economic managers, but with the Canadian dollar hitting its lowest point in over a...
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Friday, August 14, 2015
Untouchable: The Climate Case Against Arctic Drilling
When you think of the Arctic, you may picture vast glaciers, frigid waters, miles of ice, and probably the quintessential polar bear. The Arctic has been the final frontier for centuries: the ends of the earth. But a new reality is setting in in the region – a reality of a changing climate, and the...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Mind the Gap: Shell’s Inadequate Arctic Spill Plan
There are some things that are simply irreconcilable. And as hard as Big Oil and politicians try, they never will be. Take for instance climate action and arctic oil. Secretary Jewell at the Department of the Interior is in the final phases of considering Shell’s proposal to take another shot at...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
TransCanada’s Other Massive Pipeline Plan
TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has been front and center in a heated continental energy and climate debate for over four years now – and President Obama is sounding more and more like he is poised to make the right decision and reject the pipeline that would carry high carbon, high...
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Monday, January 05, 2015
2015: Tough Times Ahead for Big Oil
Things don’t seem to be getting any easier for Big Oil and I am going to venture a guess that 2015 is going to be their toughest year yet. Here are a few of the hurdles that are only going to grow for the industry over the coming year: The science: You can ignore the science, resist the science, or...
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Why I Will Be Risking Arrest in Ottawa Today
Today I am going to participate in an event that will likely result in my arrest. I will be joining hundreds of other Canadians in non-violent civil disobedience to protest the Harper government's inaction on climate change and demand that they stop the expansion of the Alberta tar sands.
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