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Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed, Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action

Huffington POst via Clean Energy Canada

By Merran Smith & Clare Demerse

Climate action isn’t just about what we need less of; it’s also about what we need more of. And on that score, Trudeau & Trump are miles apart.

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Opposing Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision

By Roy L Hales

A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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The Real Justin Trudeau

The ECOreport publishes a response to the National Post’s critique of the real Justin Trudeau

By Roy L Hales

The NATIONAL POST published a very cynical portrait of Canada’s Liberal government. Andrew Coyne wrote, “Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, every time you believe you have pierced the many veils of their duplicity, you are delighted to discover still another con wrapped inside the last — usually delivered by some smiling minister tweeting variations on ‘Better is Always Possible’ and ‘Diversity is Our Strength.’” Unlike the previous administration, which “never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers,” the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as “a newer, slicker, con.”  Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not the real Justin Trudeau.

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Leaked Memo Outlines Trump’s Energy Agenda

The ECOreport reposts about the future of United States environmental protections, a leaked memo outlines Trump’s energy agenda

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement, according to documents seen by Energydesk.

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What Trump Could Mean For Canadian Energy

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from one of Canada’s leading Conservative think tanks,  what Trump could mean for Canadian energy

Originally Published on the Fraser Forum

By Kenneth P. Green

It has been two weeks since the world order (and some of my research agenda for the next four to eight years) was thrown into complete turmoil by the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. (I hope at this point that sentence is not still triggering people.)

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The Disconnect Between Canada’s Climate Words & Fossil Fuel Investments

The ECOreport attended the COP 22 press conference and looks at the disconnect between Canada’s climate words & fossil fuel investments

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmA year has passed since the World proclaimed its’ resolve to keep the average global temperature rise below 2 degrees. The Canadian government appears to be green lighting the expansion of our emissions heavy fossil fuel sector through the addition of Woodfibre LNG terminal, Pacific Northwest LNG terminal and at least one more pipeline to carry diluted bitumen to the West Coast. (Natural Resources Minister Jim Car says that the now expected U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not change the fact Canada needs more access to Asian markets.) They are expected to approve the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would tripple the tanker traffic flowing past the city of Vancouver, on December 19. The hearings for an even larger project in eastern Canada, Energy East, have been temporarily on hold since the entire panel had to recluse itself because “their participation in these meetings may have created an apprehension of bias which could undermine the integrity and the credibility of the Board’s decision making process.” Despite the fact emissions from the gas and oil sectors are one of the principal contributors to our rising emissions, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says “there is no turning back” in the fight against climate change. At the press conference following the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) at Marrakech, she was confronted about the  disconnect between Canada’s climate words & fossil fuel investments.

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Trudeau Has Not Deceived Us

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThough some are shocked by revelations that the Prime Minister has made the Energy East and Trans Mountain pipeline projects a priority, this is not inconsistent with the views he has expressed in the past.  Trudeau has not deceived us.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Was Already Dead

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Ever since yesterday morning, the Intertubes have been buzzing with news that President Obama announced the official demise of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and since this is CleanTechnica, of course we’re going to bring you some cool insider-y news about that: the President told ya’ll more than two years ago, and nobody was listening except perhaps Daryl Hannah and a few other folks. The Keystone XL pipeline was already dead .

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Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThis morning, President Barack Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline. He does not believe this project will make a meaningful long-term contribution to America’s economy, lower gas prices or increase America’s energy security. What it could do is undercut the nation’s global leadership in the fight against Climate Change.
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TransCanada Asks For A Delay On The Keystone XL

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTransCanada asks for a delay on the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter to Secretary of State Kerry, the pipeline company claims this is necessary because of a dispute over the route through Nebraska. Critics claim the real reason is to avoid a potential rejection by President Barack Obama and put the final decision in the hands of the next U.S.  Administration.

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