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Vancouver Sun – January 9, 2012

Stars out of alignment in Tinsletown

A-listers preaching against tightly regulated Canadian oil are supporting exploitive regimes in Iran, Venezuela

JANUARY 9, 2012

Anti-pipeline celebrity campaigners Kevin Bacon and Robert Redford are soon to be joined by green activist Leonardo DiCaprio as the Natural Resources Defense Council ramps up its $95-million-per-year disinformation machine to shut down the Northern Gateway oil project. Read more


Edmonton Journal & Victoria Times C – December 8, 2011

OpEd: Attacking oilsands a `dirty trick`

Canada far ahead of other oil-exporting nations on social and environmental fronts

DECEMBER 8, 2011

As environmental activists attack Canada’s climate-change position at the United Nations talks in Durban, South Africa, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: the oilsands. Read more

Toronto Sun – December 1, 2011

Greenpeace activists living in a dream world

The world needs oil now and we’ll need it for the foreseeable future

DECEMBER 01, 2011

As environmental activists fly to Durban, South Africa to attack Canada’s climate change position at the UN climate change talks, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: The oil sands. Read more

Washington Times – November 17, 2011

MOORE: Obama holds back ethical Canadian oil

Northern neighbors have top environmental standards

By Patrick Moore – The Washington Times
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Given the unfortunate decision to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, it’s important that Americans understand where the oil they use comes from. Read more

Richmond Times-Dispatch – October 23, 2011

Environmentalist supports nuclear power

By: PATRICK MOORE | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: October 23, 2011

As a life-long environmentalist and ecologist interested in pursuing environmentally sustainable policies, I attended the Governor’s Energy Conference in Richmond last week. My perspective on the subject is somewhat unusual. I was a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International. My academic training is in forest biology, with a doctorate in ecology. Yes, I am a passionate environmentalist, but one who professes a balance of environmental, social and economic priorities. Read more

EnergyBiz – May 2011

The Importance of the Nuclear Option

Greenpeace Co-Founder Remains Supporter

Published In: EnergyBiz Magazine May/June 2011
BY: Martin Rosenberg

PATRICK MOORE TOOK A STEP ONTO THE WORLD STAGE four decades ago as the co-founder of Greenpeace, the activist environmental group that pressed for an end to atomic weapons tests and the hunting of whales. Read more

National Post – March 28, 2011



We need a nuclear renaissance

Patrick Moore, National Post • Mar. 28, 2011 | Last Updated: Mar. 28, 2011 4:04 AM ET

Nuclear energy supplies about 16% of the world’s electricity, a percentage similar to hydroelectric power. Among the 30 countries with nuclear power plants, 21 countries obtain 15% or more of their electricity from nuclear energy, ranging from Canada at 15% to France at nearly 80%. In the U.S., about 20% of electricity is produced by 104 nuclear plants, nearly one-quarter of all the world’s nuclear power. The 439 nuclear plants that operate in 31 countries today are producing clean, reliable, reasonably priced electricity for hundreds of millions of people. And yet nuclear energy remains the most controversial form of power, so much so that some countries and regions have passed laws against it, either pledging to phase it out altogether or placing bans on further development. Read more