Environmental Law Alert Blog: United we beat Enbridge: Celebrating the defeat of Northern Gateway with the people of Haida Gwaii

Monday, April 10, 2017 West Coast Environmental Law was happy to accept an invitation to attend a celebration in Gaaw (Old Massett) on March 25, co-hosted by Haida Gwaii CoAST and the Council of the Haida Nation, to mark the defeat of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Staff Counsel Gavin Smith and Eugene Kung recount ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Haida Gwaii Potlatch: Why government and industry should take heed of Indigenous governance decisions

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 I was honoured to have been invited to witness this historic potlatch, Raven Always Sets Things Right, hosted by the Yahgulaanaas/Janaas Raven Clan of Haida Gwaii. I visited Haida Gwaii for the first time just last year, and it left an indelible mark as a very special part of the world, ...

Left Over: Dazed & Confused, Depressed & Not Amused….

By now the entire country  knows what happened here in BC…the re-election of the Provincial Liberals (or Con-Lites) …to say that  I am depressed is to  state the case in an all-too delicate way. If I can derive any tiny bit of  satisfaction  from the election, it is that… a) my old home riding, Kitsilano ...

350 or bust: “Together We Can End The Holocaust Against The Environment”

Reposted from Care2.com: Elder’s Meditation of the Day April 10 “Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment.” –Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Haida’s Lousy Eco-Bet

Read between the lines in the financing agreement between the Haida and the North Coast Credit Union and it appears the Old Massett Village council’s $2.5-million gambit was a scheme to generate lucrative carbon credits to flog on world markets. Too bad the band council and their partner, controversial carbon credit entrepreneur, Russ George, didn’t ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Rats Scurry for Cover

Russ George must be wondering where everybody went?   The rogue geoengineer behind the dumping of 100-tonnes of iron sulphate off the Charlottes in July suddenly doesn’t have all the friends he had just a few months back. Harper EnviroShill Peter Kent says he only learned about it just this week.   Oh my goodness, gosh, how ...