Canada

"Canada Oil Output Will Double by 2030 If Pipelines Built"

To hear Canada's oil industry tell it, the U.S. State Department's draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is exactly wrong. The EIS said Canada's tar sands oil would be shipped regardless of whether the pipeline is built. But the oil industry says it will double their output.

Source: FuelFix, 06/07/2013

Canadian Agency Bars Interview With Postmedia Because of Expose

"OTTAWA — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has declined an interview request with a scientist to discuss the environmental impacts of oilsands development because it objected to a recent Postmedia News report, a federal government spokesman wrote in an email."

"Fisheries and Oceans Canada is one of seven federal departments and agencies under investigation by Parliament’s Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, over allegations that the government is 'muzzling' and restricting access to government scientists.

Source: Postmedia, 06/04/2013
June 6, 2013

Canadian Science in Crisis: Research, Responsibility and the Right to Speak

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression presents renowned Canadian climatologist Dr. Gordon McBean in conversation with journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC’s “The Current”, about the importance of free expression to the scientific field and what happens to scientific endeavours when the right to free expression is restricted. The event will be filmed and posted to their website the following day.

Canadian Info Watchdog Probes Harper Govt's Muzzling of Scientists

Canada's Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault will be investigating the muzzling of Canadian scientists — a perennial complaint of SEJ's Canadian members who can not freely interview tax-funded scientists about subjects like climate. SEJ has twice urged Environment Canada to end such media policies, receiving no answer.

Canada Think Tank To Save Freshwater Fisheries Research Facility

"OTTAWA — Some federal scientists working at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans may soon gain new freedom to control their research and speak in public, under a tentative deal announced Thursday to transfer management of a world-renowned freshwater research facility that opened in 1968."

Source: Postmedia, 05/10/2013

Whodunit? The Case of the Disappearing Dilbit

InsideClimate News' Lisa Song notes that US EPA's website had originally shown 1,149,460 gallons of oil recovered from the 2010 Enbridge spill near Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sometime in mid-March 2013, she reports, that number was removed from the EPA site and replaced by one much lower, the amount Enbridge claims was spilled.

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