Category Archives: Climate Action Policy

Canada: The Overachieving Petro-State

George Hoberg January 20, 2014 Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties tour has poured gasoline on the already volatile Canadian energy politics.* There are many issues fueling the conflict, but the one I want to address in this blog is whether … Continue reading

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Why I’m Opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

George Hoberg November 11, 2013 This Saturday, November 16, I will be joining hundreds of others from the Vancouver area at Science World for the No Enbridge Pipeline rally at 2 PM. It is part of a Canada-wide day of … Continue reading

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British Columbia Election 2013: A Big Loss for the Environmental Movement

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We Can’t Afford Massive New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure: Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel

George Hoberg Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel, Vancouver, BC February 1, 2013 Good afternoon. My name is George Hoberg, and I’m here to add my voice to so many other British Columbians who have spoken to you … Continue reading

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It’s time to draw a line in the sand: Why I’m protesting against oil sands pipelines

George Hoberg Note: there was a packed agenda at the epic Defend our Coast rally in Victoria on October 22, 2012. I was asked to speak but in the end time didn’t permit. Here’s the text of the speech I … Continue reading

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Mr Mulcair Goes to Edmonton, Giving Canadian Climate Hawks a New Dilemma

Spencer Keys and George Hoberg May 30, 2012 Today the Pembina Institute released a study contributing to the growing expert consensus that Canada has a mild case of Dutch disease. Later this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is travelling to … Continue reading

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Can College and University Campuses Become Nodes of a More Formidable Climate Movement?

George Hoberg March 12, 2012 The postponement of the Keystone XL pipeline has breathed new life into climate movement that has been struggling in the US, Canada, and globally. Blocking significant new fossil fuel infrastructure can be important in galvanizing … Continue reading

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The Three Logics of Climate Politics

George Hoberg February 13, 2012 There are three competing logics of climate politics. One is the climate skeptic, convincedeither that climate science is exaggerated or that the costs of action outweigh the benefits. Another is the climate policy analyst who … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Threat to the California Effect: A Court Strikes Down California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

George Hoberg December 31, 2011 This week a federal district court in California declared the California low carbon fuel standard unconstitutional for its violation of the interstate commerce clause. The grounds for the decision are revealing about the tensions of … Continue reading

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Insights into Obama’s Keystone XL decision from the energy policy wonkosphere

George Hoberg November 11, 2011 Yesterday the Obama administration shook the foundations of the energy sector by calling for further review of the Keystone XL pipeline and putting off a decision until 2013. The decision left the Canadian oil establishment … Continue reading

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