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Tory Climate Policies are ‘Socialist’ Says New Head of Policy at Influential Westminster Think Tank

Posted October 15, 2021 by Anonymous

An influential think tank with close ties to MPs has hired a head of policy who called the government’s climate policies “socialist” and likened proposed green legislation to a “Soviet Five Year Plan”.  Matthew Lesh, who was head of research at the Adam Smith Institute, this week confirmed he would be taking up a new […]

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Raising Pressure on Biden, Dozens of Indigenous Activists Occupy Bureau of Indian Affairs and Climate Justice Advocates Decry Gulf ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Posted October 14, 2021 by Julie Dermansky

This week, environmental advocates addressed intensifying fossil fuel pollution, climate injustices, and the Biden administration’s failure to take the lead on climate change solutions during the People vs. Fossil Fuels protests in Washington, D.C. Their goal remains to increase the pressure on the President to declare a climate emergency. The Indigenous-led actions are supported by dozens […]

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Environmental and Labor Groups Urge Canada to Support Just Transition

Posted October 14, 2021 by Anonymous

Canada has not provided a transition pathway for its fossil fuel workers to move into other industries, and as global demand for oil and gas wanes, tens of thousands of workers could lose their jobs, say the authors of a new report. Roughly 167,000 people are directly employed in Canada’s oil and gas industry, but […]

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