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Gas pains! The Montreal Gazette Op-Ed by Janet Bagnall

By RAVEN / July 27, 2009 /

Harper refuses to recognize the urgent need for action to reduce greenhouse gases…   “But if the Harper government seems prepared to blow off international criticism, it’s going to find it harder to ignore when the British come over here and put money down to draw attention to our hypocrisy.” In this insightful opinion piece, Janet Bagnall…

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Helping the dirty oilsands scrub behind its ears – Edmonton Journal

By RAVEN / July 25, 2009 /

An editorial piece by Graham Thomson – July 25, 2009.  Brilliant! please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Xeni Gwet’in elders gather at Big Onion Lake – Williams Lake Tribune

By RAVEN / July 23, 2009 /

A report on the recent gathering, and the need to save Teztan Biny from the proposed Taseko Mines Ltd. Prosperity Gold/Copper mine.  please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Co-op backs tribe’s environmental lawsuit – The Herald

By RAVEN / July 20, 2009 /

The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK The Co-operative Financial Services is backing the Beaver Lake Cree nation, who are fighting the extraction of tar sands from their ancestral lands in the boreal forests of Alberta… please click here for more information (PDF file)

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U.K. fund Cree nation to fight oilsands – Edmonton Journal

By RAVEN / July 8, 2009 /

More follow up from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation pow-wow.  The Co-operative Group in Manchester bank donates $100,000.  The funds are for the lawsuit aimed at protecting BLCN’s traditional lands and protecting the planet by stopping the tar sands expansion.  please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Prosperity panel wants more information from Taseko – Williams Lake Tribune – June 25, 2009

By RAVEN / July 6, 2009 /

Good news for those of us concerned with the proposed mine! On Wednesday, June 24th the federal Review Panel announced that Taseko must address deficiencies in their Environmental Impact Statement before the Panel will schedule dates for the hearings. Once Taseko has provided that information there will be another public comment period and then the…

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UK Bank backs oilsands lawsuit – Edmonton Journal, July 5, 2009

By RAVEN / July 6, 2009 /

Beaver Lake Cree claim development tramples on traditional hunting and fishing grounds. please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Stop the Oilsands Boycott Launched by Ethical Consumer

By RAVEN / June 25, 2009 /

Noting that the Canadian oil sands “threaten to unleash far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the planet can possibly cope with,” Ethical Consumer wants consumers to boycott all companies that profit from the oi sands.  And they cite the Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s legal challenge as a direct way to make a difference. You…

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Co-operative Bank donates funds to Beaver Lake Cree legal action

By RAVEN / June 17, 2009 /

As part of the The Co-operative Bank’s “Toxic Fuel” campaign, which supports the Beaver Lake Cree Nation legal action, the bank will be donating £100, 000 to charities and organisations involved in challenging the expansion of toxic fuels. The bank is asking colleagues and customers to vote on how to split the donation between three…

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Podcast from CFUV about proposed mining practices and impact on Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)

By RAVEN / June 12, 2009 /

Amy Crook of the Centre of Science in Public Participation is interviewed by Janelle Bandcroft on CFUV.  For the full interview you can listen to the podcast. Be advised Amy’s portion of the interview follows a conversation by Rev. Lucius Walker so you need to fast forward.  web.mac.com/bandcroft/Relative_Newz/Podcast/Entries/2009/6/11_Why_Cuba__Why_BC.html

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