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As Canadian Province Puts Fracking on Hold, Will Others Follow?
'From coast to coast, communities are calling for a stop to fracking'
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Beyond Keystone XL: Why One Maine Town Is On The Front Lines Of The Battle Against Tar Sands
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Today, approximately 25,000 residents of South Portland will decide the future of what could soon become America’s next tar sands pipeline. Not Keystone XL; the Portland-Montreal Pipeline. In 1941, as Germany choked off Canada’s fuel supply during the early stages of World...
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Public Beats Private: Six Reasons Why
Private systems are focused on making profits for a few well-positioned people. Public systems, when sufficiently supported by taxes, work for everyone in a generally equitable manner. The following are six specific reasons why privatization simply doesn't work. 1. The Profit Motive Moves Most of...
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Fireball Hits Sky as Train Carrying Crude Oil, Gas Derails
13 cars derail near Edmonton, workers continue to fight flames, explosion
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Feathers Versus Guns: The Throne Speech and Canada's War With Mi'kmaw Nation
As I write this blog, Canada is at war with the Mi'kmaw Nation -- again -- this time in Elsipogtog (Big Cove First Nation) in New Brunswick. The Mi'kmaw have spoken out against hydro- fracking on their territory for many months now. They have tried to get the attention of governments to no avail...
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Canada-EU Deal Threatens Canada's Water
Prime Minister Harper has just signed the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and Canadians who care about our freshwater heritage should be deeply concerned for three reasons. First, the massive increase in beef and pork exports that have been negotiated will put a...
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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven: We're Grateful But Holy Cow
Intriguing news from Canada's music scene, where Montreal's anarchist, anti-war, anti-capitalist collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor has won this year's prestigious Polaris Music Prize for their album Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!, released after a ten-year hiatus when they decided they couldn'...
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Off the Rails: How a Lack of Oversight Doomed Lac-Megantic
When a runaway train slammed into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic in July, incinerating the city’s core and killing 47 people, it may have marked the end of the line for the perilous, profit-maximizing model of railroading that has enthralled corporate and government officials across North...
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Derailments in Calgary, Mislabeled Oil at Lac-Mégantic: Oil-by-Train Dangers Further Exposed
For the second time in three months, a CP Rail train carrying toxic and flammable hydrocarbons has derailed in the city of Calgary. Wednesday, eight railway wagons carrying a diluting product used in the pipeline shipment of tar sands bitumen derailed in the Inglewood neighbourhood of Calgary. The...
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The Flip Side Of Obama’s Keystone XL Delay
Even as President Obama cast a veneer of caution over the Keystone pipeline’s northern half, he quietly expedited dozens of similar projects
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