Oil sands projects are deferred, but not dead, due to record breaking low prices. These projects will go ahead once oil prices rise. Low oil prices are a double edged sword, because divesting into renewables is less economically compelling when we’re choking on cheap oil.
What are some decisions or investments you’re making this year to reduce your consumption of non-renewables?
Michael Tyas is the managing editor of One River News. He graduated the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in environmental studies, and is a professional videographer and video trainer. He produced the feature length documentary "One River, Many Relations" in Fort Chipewyan. He continues to work with indigenous communities to share their stories around resource extraction, industrial development, and impacts on traditional territories.