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Steven Guilbeault leaving Équiterre

Executive Director, Sidney Ribaux, becomes the environmental organization’s official spokesperson, announces a reorganization of upper management  (Press release issued on October 12, 2018) Montreal, Octobe ...

Actualité - Anonyme - 12/10/2018 - 10:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ottawa gives in to Kinder Morgan’s blackmail: Trudeau government ready to indemnify Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain project – A bad investment for taxpayers and the climate

Trudeau government ready to indemnify Kinder Morgan for Trans Mountain project – A bad investment for taxpayers and the climate Montreal, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Équiterre condemns today’s announcement by Federa ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 16/05/2018 - 15:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Follow Equiterre at COP21!

Équiterre will be in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) until December 11. Leaders, heads of state and civil society representatives ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 09/08/2016 - 10:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Red alert for Nuit blanche at the Centre for sustainable development

Équiterre will be participating, once again, in Montreal’s Nuit Blanche on Saturday, February 27. Visit the Centre for Sustainable Development and plunge into a red-hot atmosphere reflecting the impact of climate change. There&r ...

Actualité - Éloise Longval-Labbé - 15/02/2016 - 16:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Black Oil for Nuit Blanche

Équiterre invites you to a big oil spill for Montreal’s Nuit Blanche. This year, Équiterre and our partners have put together a particularly explosive evening where you can discuss oil projects while sipping black cocktails. On Febr ...

Actualité - Samuel Fortin P... - 13/02/2015 - 12:20 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Energy East: Leaked documents reveal TransCanada's dirty communications campaign

TransCanada has every right to hire Edelman, so why expect us to believe that they hired the US communications firm, but did not implement any of their aggressive communications strategy, which includes launching a fake grassroots social-media movement ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 29/11/2014 - 16:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Gaz Métro raises concerns about TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline

This week I attended a luncheon at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal where Sophie Brochu, chief executive officer of Gaz Métro, warned that, contrary to what TransCanada would have us believe, the Energy East project, far from being beneficial ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 01/11/2014 - 15:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Solar energy a too closely guarded secret, says Steven Guilbeault

As the debate on tar sands pipelines rages on in North America, we talk very little – too little – about the the mini revolution in solar energy taking place both here and around the world.  Who hasn't heard about the shale gas boom ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 01/11/2014 - 13:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

National Energy Board delays Enbridge's Line 9B reversal

In a surprising reversal, the National Energy Board (NEB) has sent a rather firmly worded letter to Enbridge, telling the company that it cannot proceed as planned with the reversal of its Line 9B pipeline until meeting all the conditions imposed b ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 14/10/2014 - 21:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A cautionary tale about a Minister and the disappearing beluga

Let's travel in time to see what Wikipedia might have to say about the current Quebec minister of the Environment in a few years... "David Heurtel (born in 1973 in Quebec) has been a Liberal MNA for Viau since December 9, 2013. He has been the ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 13/10/2014 - 17:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New climate alliance

I was going to talk to you about the report by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the Lac-Mégantic accident, but I think everything has pretty much been said. Transport Canada, under the Harper Conservatives, left the rail industry ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 29/08/2014 - 09:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Rate increase brouhaha raises question about Hydro-Québec's role

Hydro-Québec's recent request to the Régie de l'énergie for a rate hike has quickly become a hot button issue. On my part, I have been quite vocal about my belief that it is cutting corners for a Crown corporation to blame the proposed hike on the cost ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 14/08/2014 - 15:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec pulp and paper company first in world to use solar power

On June 9, Quebec company Cascades announced the construction of a solar power plant project to supply its industrial complex in Kingsey Falls, Quebec. The power generated by the plant will be used to heat water for the complex, reducing the use of natu ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 17/06/2014 - 14:44 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Obama's war on coal a blow to Harper

On Monday, June 2, the Obama administration made environmental headlines when it announced new standards to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.  Why coal? Probably because in spite of the increased use of natura ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 10/06/2014 - 11:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Kudos to Quebec for plan to look at hydrocarbon sector as whole

On Friday, May 30, Environment Minister David Heurtel and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand launched a broad-based action plan for development in Quebec's oil and gas industry. The plan includes: a study of the Anticosti Island pro ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 04/06/2014 - 11:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Anticosti: as good as all that?

This week, in Métro newspaper, Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and senior director of Equiterre, wrote: "During the last election, Quebec Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard surprised many by saying that a strategic environmental assessment is nee ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 21/05/2014 - 09:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Line 9B Reversal: NEB decision imminent

Within a few weeks, the National Energy Board will come out for or against the Line 9B Reversal. If the project is approved, tar sands crude could soon flow through Quebec. ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 12/03/2014 - 15:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Information session on TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline project, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

Event date(s):  4 November, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:30 Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association qué ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 04/11/2013 - 11:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Information session on TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project, Rivière-du-Loup

Event date(s):  7 November, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:30 Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association qué ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 16/10/2013 - 10:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Tar sands crude coming to Quebec: get informed

First there was Enbridge, now there is TransCanada. The risk is greater, but so are our chances of winning. In the fall of 2012 Enbridge filed an application with the Nati ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 08/10/2013 - 15:48 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

IPCC 5th Assessment Report: Accelerating impacts of climate change

Montreal, September 27th 2013 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released today the first of 3 reports from of it's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) . This report reflects advances in science that point to increased levels of certain ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 30/09/2013 - 17:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Pipeline safety expert finds "high risk of Line 9 rupture" if National Energy Board approves Enbridge’s reversal plan

 Coalition of environmental groups call for rejection of Line 9 reversal proposal Montreal/Toronto - August 9th 2013 – Evidence submitted this week to the National Energy Board (NEB) regarding Enbridge’s application to reverse its L ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 09/08/2013 - 14:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Noon-hour talk, Green economy and Rio+20, Montreal (in French) - ETA new speaker and time

Event date(s):  13 June, 2012 - 12:00 - 14:00 Steven Guilbeault will speak from Montreal with fellow Equiterre cofounder, ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 10/07/2013 - 13:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Canadian civil society responds to Rio+20 final text, highlight lack of ambition and call out Canada as major obstructor at Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  – Canadian civil society groups issued joint statements in reaction to the approval by Canada and other nations of the text of the Rio+20 talks in Brazil. Despite three days of remaining negotiations, nations are al ...

Communiqué - Anne Chudobiak - 10/07/2013 - 13:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec does about-face, okays A-19 highway extension

In this blog post, originally published in French in the Métro newspaper, Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and senior director of Equiterre, expresses his shock and dismay at a recent announcement by Quebec Transport Minister Sylvain Gaudreault regarding ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 28/05/2013 - 16:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Public meeting to keep tar sands crude out of Quebec, Laval

Event date(s):  2 May, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:00 The pipeline company Enbridge has asked the National Energy Board (NEB) for pe ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 16/04/2013 - 11:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

"The tar sands are heading East," a conference on pipeline projects and Indigenous rights, Concordia University

Event date(s):  15 April, 2013 - 18:30 - 20:30 “The tar sands are heading East,” a conference on pipeline proj ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 09/04/2013 - 13:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Public meeting to keep tar sands crude out of Quebec, St-Janvier (Mirabel)

Event date(s):  30 April, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:00 The pipeline company Enbridge has asked the National Energy Board (NEB) for ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 09/04/2013 - 11:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Public meeting to keep tar sands crude out of Quebec, Sainte-Justine-de-Newton

Event date(s):  11 March, 2013 - 18:30 - 21:00 The pipeline company Enbridge has asked the National Energy Board (NEB) for ...

Événement - Anne Chudobiak - 06/02/2013 - 16:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Trois-Rivières hearts the environment

This month, the people of Trois-Rivières can choose from a host of environmental activities. First, Equiterre will be participating in the 4th edition of the  Éco-Salon du Lac Saint-Pierre , which runs from Friday, February 15 ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 06/02/2013 - 10:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments