Resources

ORGANIZATIONS

Keepers of the Water

Keepers of the Water are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups, concerned citizens, and communities working together for the protection of water, air, land, and all living things within the Arctic Ocean Drainage Basin.

 

keepersofthewater.ca

The Sacred Trust Initiative of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

The Sacred Trust’s mandate is to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. TWN has a sacred, legal obligation to protect, defend, and steward the water, land, air, and resources in their territory. TWN’s stewardship obligation includes the responsibility to maintain or restore conditions that provide the environmental, cultural, spiritual, and economic foundation for the community to thrive.

 

twnsacredtrust.ca

SCALE-LeSAUT

SCALE is a network of artists, cultural practitioners, and arts organisations committed to addressing the climate emergency and environmental injustice. SCALE coordinates and facilitate the mobilization of art and culture across Turtle Island to create a just and regenerative world. Tanya is a co-founder of SCALE, and serves as SCALE’s Mission Circle Lead.

scale-lesaut.ca

 

BOOKS

Hidden Scourge: Exposing the Truth about Fossil Fuel Industry Spills

Kevin P. Timoney (McGill University Press, 2021)

Hidden Scourge takes the reader on a journey into a covert world of energy industry spills with environmental incident data from over 100,000 spills in Alberta, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Montana, and the Northwest Territories. Timoney evaluates the truthfulness of regulatory reporting in light of evidence from peer-reviewed scientific data, original field observations, industrial and government reports, interviews, and documents obtained under freedom of information. In stark contrast to a halcyon picture of prosperity and “world-class” environmental management, the reality is rampant destruction of biodiversity, persistent soil contamination, failed reclamation, and thousands of undocumented spills.

 

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Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly, 2022)

New York Times bestselling cartoonist Kate Beaton’s graphic memoir recounts her two years working in Fort McMurray while paying off her student loans. Ducks is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people. Alison Bechdel says, “Beaton has woven from her experience a vast and complex tapestry that captures the humanity of people doing a kind of ‘dirty work in which we are all complicit, and it shimmers with grace”.

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The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki (Greystone Books, 2022)

Drawing from hundreds of confidential oil industry documents spanning decades, this explosive work of investigative reporting reveals for the first time the far-right conspiracy that’s stopped the world from preventing the climate crisis. Investigative journalist Geoff Dembicki tells the story of how the American oil companies that founded the tar sands ignored warnings about climate devastation as early as 1959. Instead of alerting the world to act on this impending global disaster, oil companies built a global right-wing echo chamber.

 

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TOOLS

The Corporate Mapping Project

The Corporate Mapping Project shines a bright light on the fossil fuel industry by mapping how power and influence play out in the oil, gas and coal industries of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. They also map the wider connections that link Western Canada’s fossil fuel sector to other sectors of the economy (both national and global) and to other parts of society (governments and other public institutions, think tanks and lobby groups, etc).

 

corporatemapping.ca

Lil Sis

LittleSis* is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. They’re a grassroots watchdog network connecting the dots between the world’s most powerful people and organizations

* opposite of Big Brother

littlesis.org

The Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is working to solve today’s greatest energy challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and sustains a high quality of life. Pembina provides expertise to industry and government leaders, and advocates for a strong, science-based approach to policy, regulation, environmental protection and energy development.

pembina.org

 

Activist Agenda

A listing of events, information, petitions to help people get more involved in the activism community in Edmonton.

activistagenda.org