Carl is the Ottawa Bureau Chief at National Observer, where he covers the science and politics of climate change, carbon pollution, the low-carbon economy and the democratic process. Carl has worked at National Observer since 2017 and was previously National Reporter and Interim Managing Editor. During his 11 years in Ottawa he has covered national economic indicators, international trade and foreign policy. Carl is an advocate of the importance of journalism in a free society.
"We saw Alberta drawing a line in the sand with the (Trans Mountain) pipeline. Now there’s another line in the sand," Independent Sen. Mary Coyle said, about the Frontier mine. "And you can’t keep going with those lines in the sand."
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien's court application says that "until Facebook corrects its practices...there is, and will continue to be, an ongoing risk that Canadians’ personal information will be disclosed."
Although First Nations can "assert their uncompromising opposition" to a fossil fuel project like an oil pipeline, they can't "use the consultation process as a means to try to veto it," said the Federal Court of Appeal.
A coalition of environmental groups say the use of alternative fuels to comply with a crackdown on sulphur may unintentionally "accelerate the melting of Arctic sea ice and have a major impact on Earth’s climate."