Washington Governor Jay Inslee meets with BC Premier John Horgan in Victoria (Flickr/Province of BC) By Joyce Nelson In a widely published June 3 op-ed for Postmedia newspapers, Thomas Gunton – a former B.C. Deputy Minister of Environment – decimated the Trudeau Liberals’ decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans MountainContinue reading
Citizens preparing to get arrested outside Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby tank farm (Photo: Alex Harris) By Kyle Farquharson This year, nearly 200 people — including federal parliamentarians Elizabeth May and Kennedy Stewart — have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain for civil disobedience actions against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. NeverContinue reading
From Common Sense Canadian publisher and award-winning documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis (Fractured Land) and Valhalla Wilderness Society comes Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux, now available online following a theatrical tour and film festival screenings. Filmed on location deep in the heart of BC’s Selkirk Mountains, this 19-minute documentary is the story of the majesty,Continue reading
Read this May 1 Chek story on a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, revealing that a majority of British Columbians – especially strong on Vancouver Island – would support banning open net pen Atlantic salmon farms. Figures from a new poll released Monday show three-quarters of British Columbians who haveContinue reading
Chinese solar company Suntech at the Bird’s Nest stadium Read this May 1 EcoWatch article on China’s continued dominance of the renewable energy market – and the recent growth of the US industry. For the third time in a row, China has placed first on a top 40 ranking of renewable energy markets aroundContinue reading
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (Photo: Premier of Alberta/Flickr) Read this April 13 Desmog Canada article on lawyer Jack Woodward’s view that the “National Interest” – often cited as a basis for forcing through the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion pipeline – doesn’t trump Aboriginal rights enshrinedContinue reading
Atlantic salmon Read this March 2 Seattle Time article on the Washington State Senate’s intense battle over a new bill to phase out Atlantic salmon farms following the escape of as many as 263,000 fish last summer: Atlantic salmon net-pen farming will be phased out in Washington by 2025Continue reading
Artist’s rendering of proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker expansion Read this essential analysis from Mitchell Anderson in The Tyee, torpedoing the argument that Alberta needs Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in order to capitalize on pent up Asian demand for its bitumen: Canadians are often told the TransContinue reading
As we mourn the passing of a legend and dear friend, Rafe Mair’s own word’s in 2011 at his 80th Birthday Roast serve as a fitting goodbye from a man who was ahead of his time and never stopped fighting for the people and environment he loved so dearly. In theContinue reading
Imperial Metals’ Murray Edwards, Real Estate magnate Bob Rennie and Kinder Morgan’s Ian Anderson The following is re-published with permission from author Roy Hales and The Eco-Report. It’s been a fortnight since the New York Times carried the story. The author, Dan Levin, told Global News: If this were in Russia or China orContinue reading
By Norm Farrell Until the mid-twentieth century, much of British Columbia lacked reliable and affordable electricity. To resolve the privation, W.A.C. Bennett created BC Hydro, a publicly owned utility. The province’s leader acted because the private sector had refused to meet growing needs for electricity. Unlike less effective successors, PremierContinue reading
Former federal cabinet minister and Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, whose recent work with a major private equity firm has him acting as a strong advocate for multiple pipelines. (Canada2020/Flickr) By Joyce Nelson You may have caught the Sept. 12 headline in the Globe and Mail, the Edmonton Journal, etc: “CanadaContinue reading
Environment & Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna (Mike Gifford/Flickr cc licence) The following is an op-ed by Dr. Eoin Finn – B.Sc., Ph.D., MBA In October 2015, SFU Energy and Materials Research Group Professor Mark Jaccard published a report titled “Canadian Climate Policy Report Card: 2015”. In part, it is aContinue reading
LNG is dirty, plain and simple, charges former longtime Lions Bay Mayor Brenda Broughton. She slams both the Trudeau and Clark governments for jeopardizing Canada’s climate commitments by ignoring or cherry-picking the science, and maintains the industry won’t benefit taxpayers at all.
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A new, short video illustrates in vivid detail the dangers posed by plans to run LNG tankers through narrow, densely populated coastal waterways in places like Howe Sound, Saanich Inlet, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.
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BC Hydro is being used to funnel tens of billions in public dollars through construction contracts to Liberal friends, says Norm Farrell after reviewing the utility’s financial data.
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From “clean coal” to “ethical oil”, a new book by Yale Professor Jason Stanley shows that propaganda is far more complex and problematic than simply lying about the facts.
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David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will be at the BC Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver Monday morning to speak to media and support the Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land as they face an injunction application by BC Hydro to forcibly remove them from their Peace Valley protest camp against Site C Dam.
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Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen has slammed the organization’s push to evict farmers and First Nations from Site C protest camp in a court affidavit. Rather than costing Hydro, a delay in construction will only save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, he’s told the BC Supreme Court. Hydro’s injunction application will be heard Monday.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised a climate test for LNG plants like Petronas’s controversial one on Lelu Island. Now, the question is will he follow through?
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