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Toilet Paper Companies Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forests: New NRDC Report

Toilet Paper Companies Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forests: New NRDC Report

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released its Issue With Tissue report for 2022, and while it does show some progress in regards to sustainable bathroom tissue, the findings also show that many major toilet paper companies are destroying Canada’s boreal forests. Boreal forests are crucial to our planet, as they store 30% […]

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    Alberta Energy Minister Calls Pandemic ‘a Great Time’ to Build Pipelines Due to Protest Restrictions

    Alberta Energy Minister Calls Pandemic ‘a Great Time’ to Build Pipelines Due to Protest Restrictions

    Anti-pipeline protests work. That’s the implication behind comments made by Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage Friday on how coronavirus social distancing requirements could ease the construction of Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion project. “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Savage said, […]

    Construction Begins on Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana

    Construction Begins on Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana

    Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has restricted the ability to gather in peaceful assembly, a Canadian company has moved forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to the AP. As EcoWatch reported, last week Canada-based TC Energy said it would start construction despite the climate impacts of the pipeline and the […]

    Canadian Police Break up Indigenous Solidarity Blockade, Arrest 10

    Canadian Police Break up Indigenous Solidarity Blockade, Arrest 10

    An indigenous rail blockade that snarled train travel in Canada for more than two weeks came to an end Monday when police moved in to clear protesters acting in solidarity with another indigenous community in British Columbia (B.C.), which is fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline off its land. Ten members of the Tyendinaga […]

    42 Nobel Laureates Urge Trudeau to Act With ‘Moral Clarity’ and Stop Climate-Wrecking Teck Frontier Mine

    42 Nobel Laureates Urge Trudeau to Act With ‘Moral Clarity’ and Stop Climate-Wrecking Teck Frontier Mine

    By Jessica Corbett In an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, 42 Nobel laureates implored the federal government to “act with the moral clarity required” to tackle the global climate crisis and stop Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier tar sands mine. “The importance of leadership in the coming […]

    Pipeline Protestors Are Still Blocking Railways in Canada, Paralyzing the Nation’s Rail System

    Pipeline Protestors Are Still Blocking Railways in Canada, Paralyzing the Nation’s Rail System

    Tensions are continuing to rise in Canada over a controversial pipeline project as protesters enter their 12th day blockading railways, demonstrating on streets and highways, and paralyzing the nation’s rail system The arrest of dozens of people, including some Wet’suwet’en Nation leaders, earlier this month for blockading railways in protest of the $4.6 billion TransCanada […]

    Anti-Pipeline Protests Shut Down Canadian Rail Networks

    Anti-Pipeline Protests Shut Down Canadian Rail Networks

    Anti-pipeline protests have shut down major rail networks across Canada as indigenous rights and environmental activists act in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people of British Columbia, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline off their land. Canadian National Railway (CN) said Thursday it would shut down its freight network east of Toronto in […]

    Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally for Wet’suwet’en People as Canadian Police Continue Raids

    Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally for Wet’suwet’en People as Canadian Police Continue Raids

    By Julia Conley Indigenous rights supporters held solidarity actions across Canada over the weekend as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police continued their raids on Wet’suwet’en land in British Columbia. The Unist’ot’en Camp reported on its official Facebook page Sunday that at least 21 people had been arrested since Thursday, when, as Common Dreams reported, the […]