Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Podesta Recused From KXL, But Not Company That Worked With TransCanada

The Obama White House announced that newly appointed Keystone XL opponent John Podesta would recuse himself from any decisions about the controversial pipeline. But documents have shown that ERM, the company that produced a favorable report on the pipeline for the State Department, had serious conflicts of interest, which were hidden by both ERM and the State Department.

Source: Huffington Post, 12/12/2013

Heart of Gold: Neil Young Helps Bankroll First Nation’s Oilsands Battle

"As the oilsands campaign co-ordinator for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Eriel Deranger receives numerous queries from people concerned about the environmental effects of development. But Deranger was skeptical this summer when she received an email from a fellow who claimed to be an acquaintance of Neil Young’s, and said the rock singer was interested in visiting northern Alberta."

Source: Edmonton Journal, 12/10/2013

"Anti-Fracking Activists Denied Injunction in Canada"

"FREDERICTON, Canada -- A judge ruled here Monday against an injunction to suspend controversial shale gas exploration activities in Kent County, New Brunswick, which last month created headlines across North America when protests in the area turned violent as activists burned police cars amid dozens of arrests."

Source: Aljazeera, 11/19/2013

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