Showing posts with label Bad Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bad Business. Show all posts

Monday, 25 June 2018

BP Canada spews thousands of litres of toxic mud during offshore drilling incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 136,000 litres of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a federal regulator says. More here.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

The New York Times
Fracking in the Bakken formation of North Dakota. Photo by Joshua Doubek
The American oil and gas industry is leaking more methane than the government thinks — much more, a new study says. Since methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, that is bad news for climate change. More here.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Toxic legacy of Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares

Researchers find arsenic levels in animals living near mine 20 to 50 times greater than those living away from it. More here.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Leaked report warns Cambodia's biggest dam could 'literally kill' Mekong river

The Guardian

A narrows in the Meykong - Laos. Photo by Hector Garcia.
Government-commissioned report says proposed site is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife. More here.

RELATED: "Mekong - a River Rising."

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Pollution from Canadian refineries an ‘embarrassment’ compared to U.S.


The Irving Oil Refinery in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Photo by Cusack5239
Sarnia’s Imperial Oil refinery emitted 10 times more fine particulate matter, seven times more carbon monoxide and 49 times more sulphur dioxide than the Detroit plant. More here.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Exclusive: US official appeared to delay protections for endangered species at behest of oil group

The energy-friendlly agenda inside Trump's iinterior department is revealed in rccords obtained by the Guardian and the watchdog groups, Documented and the Western Values Project.  More here.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Door opens to hog expansion in the Canadian province of Manitoba

Manitoba Co-operator

Anaerobic digesters out, new barns in. Story here.

RELATED: More alarm bells sound over drug usage in the world’s intensive livestock operations.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Rooting Out Democracy

George Monbiot
The Sheffield tree massacre is one result of the monstrous, impenetrable officialdom that neoliberalism creates. Story here. 
Here in Canada, trees are also treated as a nuisance, to be gotten rid of. They rarely win the battle when "Big Ag" decides they have to go. Just watch the video, below, to see what we mean. PinP

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Company Behind Gas Rig Explosion in Louisiana Was Sued for Degrading Coast


Clovelly Oil is not quite a household name, as far as oil and natural gas companies go, though it recently gained attention when its oil and natural gas storage rig exploded on October 15 in Louisiana. Story here.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Group calls for the government of Manitoba not to ease hog rules

The Winnipeg SUN

A group that fears relaxed hog rules will heighten water pollution has united to fight against the proposed changes. Story here.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Harvard Study Finds Exxon Misled Public about Climate Change


An analysis of Exxon’s research and public statements shows a sharp contrast between what the oil giant knew about climate change and what it told the public. Story here.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Residents Near Mount Polley, BC Disaster Fear Time Running out for Justice


Days before deadline to lay provincial charges, authorities have not completed investigation. Story here.

With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise

When the Crystal Serenity, a 1000-passenger luxury liner, sails in August on a month-long Arctic cruise through the Northwest Passage, it will have a far more utilitarian escort; a British supply ship.  Story here.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Exxon Fined $2M for 'Reckless Disregard' of Sanctions During Tillerson Era

"It's time Rex Tillerson step down or be removed," said Gigi Kellett of Corporate Accountability International, following an announcement on Thursday that ExxonMobil will pay $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russian officials while the now-secretary of state was the company's CEO. Story here.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Weaver crashes B.C. Hydro media briefing, chastises Hydro over Site C

The largest, most expensive project in B.C. history continued to degenerate into a political mess Wednesday, after B.C.’s Green party leader crashed a media briefing on the proposed $9-billion Site C dam and publicly rebuked top B.C. Hydro officials for misleading numbers. Story here.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Wildlife Reserve in Gambia, Africa seems poisoned

Villagers of Gunjur in the Gambia, thought they already had experienced the worst as they found out today that their wildlife reserve Bolong Fenyo seems to be poisoned by the Chinese Golden Lead Factory….Story here.

Friday, 12 May 2017

U.S. blocks major pipeline after leaks and spills

The Washington Post

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has curtailed work on a natural-gas pipeline in Ohio after the owner, Energy Transfer Partners, reported 18 leaks and spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling materials. Story here.

Monday, 8 May 2017

REPSA: Do right by the victims of destructive palm oil policies in Guatemala. PLEASE SIGN PETITION!


It has been two years since a deadly spill contaminated La PasiĆ³n River and destroyed the livelihoods of communities in Guatemala. The corporation responsible, REPSA, has yet to take real steps to address the environmental and social damages it has caused. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Malaysian energy company accused of building unauthorized dams in B.C.


Progress Energy, owned by Malaysian state-controlled Petronas, has built a number of earth dams without regulatory approval in northeast B.C. to capture water for fracking operations, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. STORY HERE.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

'Payout Time': Exxon Seeks Waiver From U.S. Sanctions to Drill in Russia

Common Dreams

"Exxon applied for waiver from sanctions on Russia. Among departments who must approve: State Department, run by company's ex-CEO" Story here.

Measuring ecosystem disruption caused by marine heatwaves

 Nature Above, healthy bull kelp. Below, bull kelp degraded by a marine heatwave. DeWikiMan Marine heatwaves can displace therma...