Oil Sands Expansion and Kinder Morgan: The Emissions Implications

If we continue to expand oil sands output as currently projected, annual emissions in that industry will be about 44 million tonnes (Mt) higher by 2030 than they were in 2015. This essay looks at the question… [read more]

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Technological Promises, Oil Sands Growth, and Carbon Reduction

At present, the only existing technology that can separate and remove industrial CO2 gas and prevent it from entering the atmosphere, albeit at enormous cost, is carbon capture and storage (CCS)… [read more]

The Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Canada’s Chances of Cutting Total Emissions by 2030

The specific focus of this paper is an examination of the Kinder Morgan pipeline emissions assessment report… [read more]

Imminent Peril: the Evidentiary Basis of Our Appeal Case and the Urgenda Decision

The decision by the Hague Court of Appeal, upheld by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in its judgment… [read more]

No Air Of Reality: The B.C. Court of Appeal, Climate Change, Imminent Peril, and “Moral Choice”

It is clear in Canadian law that three essential requirements must be met to successfully establish the defence of necessity… [read more]