Vivian Krause shines spotlight on finances and structures behind anti-pipeline groups

first_imgMore information on Krause’s work can be found on her Twitter account @FairQuestions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Independent Investigative Researcher Vivian Krause was in Taylor on Friday, June 14, to discuss the controversy that Canada’s Resource Industry is currently facing.Presented by The North Matters, Krause particularly focused on the impact that the high level of activism is having on Canadian oil and gas resource communities.Krause shined a spotlight on the finances and structures behind many activist groups, especially those that are influenced by foreign funding.- Advertisement -According to Krause, the reason for the cancellation of many pipeline projects is because of controversy manufactured deliberately as part of a campaign to land-lock Canadian oil to prevent selling oil at a higher price.“The reason that these projects died on the vine is because of controversy and people need to know that the controversy was manufactured, deliberately, as part of a campaign to sabotage those projects so that Canadian Oil would be land-lock, kept in North America and couldn’t get it to overseas markets to get a higher price.”Krause says this campaign is being funded by an American Charitable Foundation, the Tarsands Campaign, that wants Canadians to find a better way to use fossil fuels in order to reduce impacts on the climate.Advertisement While Krause agrees that it is important to reduce the impacts on the climate, she finds it unacceptable the way it is being handled as it is giving the US a huge advantage which, she claims, is starting to hurt Canada as a nation.“People need to know that this is being funded by an American Charitable Foundation and they want us to make better use of fossil fuels that we still do need to use and to decrease the environmental climate impacts of our use of fossil fuels. We can all agree that it’s important but the way they’re going about it is unacceptable because it’s giving the United States a huge billion-dollar advantage, it’s hurting our country and now it’s threatening to tear us apart.”Krause believes that there are better ways of reducing the impacts of oil than to completely push Canada out of the global market and that Canada needs to become a leader in the future transition of energy.Krause says she is currently working on a documentary that further explores who is funding the anti-pipeline activists and the reasons as to why.Advertisementlast_img read more

PICTURES: MOVING CEREMONY AT OILEÁN NA MARBH

first_imgIT’S called Oileán na Marbh – island of the dead – and but for local man Seamus Boyle perhaps its history would have been lost forever.The small rocky outcrop near Carrickfin was where stillborn babies banned from consecrated ground by the Church for centuries were buried.On Sunday afternoon more than 200 people gathered at the beach overlooking the island before descending for a brief prayer service. Amongst them was Kathleen Hannon whose great-aunt is buried there. “It’s a very sad place,” she said. “But it is also now a peaceful place now that it is recognised.”Pilgrims then left the island of the angels and walked back to the beach, crossing a rising tide as they went.And on shore a touching service took place led by Father Michael Herrity and Church of Ireland representative Margaret Boyd.Mr Boyle had first heard about babies being buried on the island more than 50 years ago whilst out fishing with his uncle. Three years ago he decided with others to do something to mark the past by erecting a cross and stone there.This was the third year in a row that people have gathered to remember those 500 babies which are thought to be buried there.Said Seamus: “It is an uplifting occasion now. I wanted people to know about this place before it was lost to the next generation.”PICTURES: MOVING CEREMONY AT OILEÁN NA MARBH was last modified: August 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carrickfindonegaloileán na marbhlast_img read more