Scholars

Emily Eaton

University of Regina
Canada

Emily Eaton is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. She studies the oil industry’s influence on rural institutions and culture in oil-producing municipalities in Canada and examines the influence of oil and energy interests in K-12 education. Emily is currently involved in a community-engaged research project pushing to prioritize justice and equity principles in renewable city strategies.

Publications

Emily Eaton & Simon Enoch. 2020. “The Oil Industry is Us: Hegemonic Community Economic Identity in Saskatchewan’s Oil Patch.” In Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy.

Edmonton: University of Athabasca Press (2020).

Emily Eaton & Simon Enoch. 2020. “Renewable Regina: Putting Equity into Action,”

Regina Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 1-13 (September 2020).

Simon Enoch & Emily Eaton. 2019. “Crude Lessons: Fossil Fuel Industry Influence on Environmental Education in Saskatchewan,”

Regina: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 1-21 (December 2019).

David Gray-Donald & Emily Eaton. 2019. “A Just Transition Requires a Planned Economy. But Whose Plan?”

Briarpatch Magazine 48(6): 28-31 (October 2019).

Emily Eaton & Nick Day. 2019. “Petro-Pedagogy: Fossil Fuel Interests and the Obstruction of Climate Justice in Public Education,”

Environmental Education Research 26(4): 457-473 (September 2019).

Emily Eaton & Simon Enoch. 2018. “Oil’s Rural Reach: Social License in Saskatchewan’s Oil-Producing Communities,”

Canadian Journal of Communication 43(1): 53-74 (2018).

Simon Enoch & Emily Eaton. 2018. “A Prairie Patchwork: Reliance on Oil Industry Philanthropy in Saskatchewan Boom Towns,”

Regina: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 1-21 (May 2018).

Emily Eaton & David Gray-Donald. 2018. “Socializing and Decolonizing Saskatchewan’s Oil,”

Briarpatch Magazine 47(3): 16-21 (April 2018).

Andrea Olive, Emily Eaton, & Randy Besco. 2018. “Winds of Change: Saskatchewan’s Attitudes on Energy, Environment and Oil,”

Regina: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 1-16 (April 2018).

Emily Eaton. 2017. “Climate Politics in the Patch: Engaging Saskatchewan’s Oil Producing Communities on Climate Change Issues,”

Regina: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 1-21 (October 2017).

Emily Eaton & Simon Enoch. 2017. “Petro-Partners: Energy and Education in Saskatchewan’s Rural Oil Communities,”

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, Vol 23, no. 6: 33-35 (March 2017).

Emily Eaton. 2016. “Capturing Carbon for Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Climate Change Strategy?” In Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective, Fifth Edition, 

Toronto: Oxford University Press (2016).

Emily Eaton. 2016. “Oil, Democracy and Political Ecology in Alberta’s Tar Sands,”
Journal of Canadian Studies 50(3): 756-65 (Fall 2016).

Angela Carter & Emily Eaton. 2016. “Saskatchewan’s ‘Wild West’ Approach to Fracking,”

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor 20-24 (September 2016).

Angela V. Carter & Emily Eaton. 2016. “Subnational Responses to Fracking in Canada: Explaining Saskatchewan’s ‘Wild West’ Regulatory Approach,”

Review of Policy Research 33(4): 393-419 (July 2016).

Emily Eaton & Abby Kinchy. 2016. “Quiet Voices in the Fracking Debate: Comparing Rural Landowners’ Experiences and Grievances in Two Extractive Communities,”

Energy Research and Social Sciences 20: 22-30 (June 2016).

Emily Eaton. 2015. “Clean Coal, Green Oil: How SaskPower is Green-washing Carbon Capture,”

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor. 22.4: 22-23 (October 2015).

Media Coverage

Emily Eaton’s research on Regina’s renewability targets discussed by Ashley Martin. “Equity must be a focus in Regina sustainability talks: report,” Regina Leader Post, September 17, 2020.

Emily Eaton’s research on Regina’s renewability targets discussed by Cally Stephanow. “Group urges city to focus on equity when implementing Regina’s renewable energy plan,” CTV News, September 17, 2020.

Emily Eaton’s research on Regina’s renewability targets discussed by Heidi Atter. “Report on Regina’s renewable targets emphasizes equity,” CBC News, September 17, 2020.

Emily Eaton’s research on Regina’s renewability targets discussed by Rachelle Delaney. “Regina researchers urge city to focus on equity in climate planning,” David Suzuki Foundation, September 15, 2020.

Emily Eaton interviewed on her information request about research funding by Ashleigh Mattern & Kendall Latimer. “‘It feels slimy’: UofR flights prof on access to information request about research funding,” CBC News, February 26, 2020.

Dr. Eaton’s research on fossil fuel influence on K-12 education quoted by Scott Larson. “Oil industry is influencing what children are taught in school, says new report,” CBC News, December 6, 2019.

Dr. Eaton’s research on fossil fuel influence on K-12 education featured by Fatima Syed. “In Saskatchewan, students learn about climate change through an oil and gas filter: report,” National Observer, October 25th, 2019.

Emily Eaton interviewed on her information request about research funding in “Emily Eaton goes to court to expose corporate funders at University of Regina,” Corporate Crime Reporter, February 24, 2019.

Emily Eaton interviewed on her information request about research funding by Jennifer Ackerman. “Prof taking UofR to court over denied freedom of information request,” Regina Leader-Post, January 25, 2019.

Emily Eaton quoted on the oil industry’s influence on rural institutions by Elizabeth McSheffrey, Mike De Souza, Robert Cribb… “Fear and money breed silence in Saskatchewan”, National Observer, October 1, 2017.