Last week in the Métro newspaper, environmentalist Steven Guilbeault reported on three pieces of good news in the fight against the tar sands.
Montreal, February 23 2012 – In a legal case, Equiterre and citizens of Dunham versus Montreal Pipe Line Ltd., the Quebec Court has ruled that Montreal Pipe Line must go back to the drawing board, do their homework, and return before the province's farmland protection commission. The company must justify the need to build a new pumping station in Dunham. This pumping...
Discussions will continue despite Ottawa's interference
Montreal, February 23, 2012 – Following the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality directive, Equiterre is rejoicing over the fact that the misinformation campaign run by the federal government failed to have an important impact. Despite the fact that the proposal was not adopted, there will be another...
(Adapted from a column by Steven Guilbeault originally published in the Métro newspaper.)
"There was more sad environmental news from Ottawa this January.
The Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, published an open letter in the Globe and Mail denouncing “environmental and other radical groups” for opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The...
The fresh sting of the Kyoto pull-out.
Disappointment in Durban.
Traffic jams in Montreal.
What do these issues have in common? They got you talking. It’s your interest that fuels the fight against climate change.
Every year at this time we look back at the big climate change stories of the year. How do we know if a story is “big”? If it matters to you.
Montreal and Durban, December 12, 2011 - Equiterre reacts with indignation to the announcement by the Environment Minister that Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, making clear the federal government's disregard for the fight against climate change and lack of concern for those affected by its impacts at home and abroad.
Durban, South Africa, December 11, 2011 - Steven Guilbeault, deputy executive director of Equiterre, had the following reaction in the wake of Durban:
"A historic agreement was within our grasp in Durban, but the combined efforts of the United States, Canada and Japan have undermined a positive outcome. We leave with an agreement that does not do enough to take us away...
Durban, the longest conference in the history of UN climate summits, has failed to result in an agreement that would limit the average global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. Instead, it will permit an alarming rise of 4 degrees – moving us firmly into dangerous climate change territory.
There is, however, some good news from the conference, notably the...
Equiterre and Bombardier Aerospace are co-hosting a panel discussion on sustainable transportation and climate change as a COP17 side event in Durban, South Africa.
It will be a chance for participants to meet informally with experts from around the world to discuss the real issues and discover the latest best practices.
In a full page ad in the Globe and Mail, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu and other African leaders called for Canada to take a leadership role in the fight against climate change.