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Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” as it is more commonly known – is a technique that involves the injection of millions of litres of water and thousands of litres of unidentified chemicals underground at very high pressure in order to create fractures in the underlying shale rock formations and extract the natural gas below the surface. The Council of Canadians opposes fracking because of its high water use, its high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and local drinking water. We are calling for a country-wide halt on fracking operations, and work with people in communities across Canada who are saying “No fracking way!”

CCUS is the worst

CCUS: Capturing more public funds than carbon since 1972

Let’s be very clear: carbon capture, utilization, and storage is NOT a climate solution. It’s a prime example of greenwashing ...
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Holding government and industry accountable for toxic tailings

Take action to demand a just cleanup of the tar sands and tailings ponds for a just transition

It is imperative that the Alberta government work together with the federal government to find solutions to the tailings ponds ...
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Free, prior, and informed consent is a bare minimum

As the toll of the tar sands on Indigenous communities grows, Canada continues to fail in its obligations to UNDRIP

For decades government and industry have been making decisions about tar sands development without the free, prior, and informed consent ...
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For nearly 30 years Indigenous communities have been sounding the alarm

Tell the federal government to listen to downstream Indigenous communities and say “no” to tailings dumping 

Email Minister Guilbeault and demand that government listens to the voices of downstream Indigenous communities that are opposed to the ...
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Wet'suwet'en CoastLink drilling on Wezkin Kwa

TELL RBC TO STOP FUNDING COASTAL GASLINK 

Update: The RBC-backed Coastal GasLink pipeline has now begun drilling beneath the internationally significant Wedzin Kwa, a sacred river in ...
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Webinar: Tailings and a Just Transition

Tailings and a Just Transition

Alberta’s tailings ponds provoked international outcry in 2008 when images were released of ducks struggling to survive in the toxic ...
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Webinar: Indigenous Rights, Knowledge, and Tailings

Indigenous Rights, Knowledge, and Tailings

Alberta’s tailings ponds provoked international outcry in 2008 when images were released of ducks struggling to survive in the toxic ...
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Keep toxic tailings out of the athabasca

No more broken promises: holding government and industry accountable for toxic tailings ponds

Since time immemorial the Athabasca River has been a powerful source of life in what is currently called Alberta. A ...
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