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International Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...

News Releases

Are We Drawing the Right Lessons from the Gulf Oil Disaster?
2010-05-03
Richard Martin
We are already hearing calls from environmentalists for a moratorium on oil drilling and exploration in coastal zones, with a definite "I told you so" attitude. Unfortunately, that would be drawing pr...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
2015-12-09
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
2015-04-05
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
A Walk for Mother Earth sets off from Kanehsatake
2014-06-21
People for Mother Earth
A Walk for Mother Earth aims to draw attention, both provincially and nationally, to the serious environmental impacts of oil sands pipelines sprawling from Alberta to different corners of North Ameri...

Sources Select Resources

Alarm sounded as TransCanada set to drill in Bay of Fundy
O'Keefe, Derrick
Article
2015
Ricochet
An open letter was released by 20 groups in New Brunswick opposed to TransCanada's plans to begin drilling in the Bay of Fundy. The procedure has the potential to hurt resident's foundations and drink...
Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador
Iler, Kirsten
Article
2014
rabble.ca
A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
Article
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution
Ospina, Hernando Calvo
Article
2014
Le Monde Diplomatique
Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation cont...
Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to 'Deter Protests' in Pennsylvania
Brown, Alleen
Article
2015
The Intercept
Kinder Morgan, the self-proclaimed "largest energy infrastructure company in North America," paid $50,000 for off-duty police officers from a Pennsylvania department to patrol a controversial gas pipe...
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands
A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
Keep it in the Ground
Article
2015
The Guardian
A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
The Politics of Pachamama
Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
Dangel, Benjamin
Article
2014
CounterPunch
While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, s...
Rumble in the jungle
Carroll, Rory
Article
2009
Guardian Weekly
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
Horn, Steve
Article
2016
Desmog
A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
Unregulated oil fracking boom does permanent damage
Robin, Maxime
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
We know about the dangers of pollution from fracking. But its lethal, long-term byproducts and the ease with which they leak or are dumped may be causing worse problems in a state that can’t even ques...
When oil is more important than life
Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
latinamericapress.org
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...
Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
Street, Paul
Article
2015
Counter Punch
In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confir...
'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
Fulton, Deirdre
Article
2015
Common Dreams
Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.

Sources Bookshelf

A Line in the Tar Sands
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Book
2014
The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontl...
Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...

Media

Propane Canada
Natural gas liquids industry. Topics range from production to transportation.


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