31/10/14 Raveena Aulakh Toronto Star
After several delays, TransCanada has filed for regulatory approval of its ambitious $12-billion Energy East project, which, if approved, would be the longest and largest oil pipeline in North America. The company’s top bosses made that announcement at two simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Quebec City on Oct 30.
31/10/14 Greenpeace staff Greenpeace Canada
OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2014 - After TransCanada filed its official application with the National Energy Board today, environmental organizations in Canada and the United States, First Nations and community organizers said the Energy East pipeline will never be built.
29/10/14 Edgardo Lander Transnational Institute
September 2014, translated from the Spanish by Sara Shields
28/10/14 Travis Lupick Georgia Straight
A new report argues that unless strict emissions polices are enacted around the world, B.C.’s liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) industry will do nothing to alleviate the onset of climate change and will not help humans transition away from fossil fuels.
28/10/14 Derrick Penner Vancouver Sun
Proponents say B.C. sources have potential to provide equivalent power Oct 8, 2014--Tapping the heat of the earth as a major power source isn’t a new concept, but Canada’s geothermal-energy sector is making an updated bid to get British Columbia interested in its potential as an alternative to BC Hydro’s Site C dam proposal.
27/10/14 Jacqueline Nelson The Globe and Mail
Insurance companies operating in the United States show a “profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities,” according to not-for-profit sustainability advocacy group Ceres’s Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey.
27/10/14 Justine Hunter The Globe and Mail
VICTORIA BC--B.C. Hydro has already spent a third of a billion dollars laying the groundwork for the Site C dam. Now, the Crown corporation wants to start, by mid-January, to clear the way for the massive infrastructure project it has been trying to build for 35 years.
23/10/14 Matthew Behrens rabble.ca
. . . For half a day, everyone on lockdown no doubt felt the fear, despair, sadness and fragile sense of mortality that people in Iraq and Syria have experienced daily for decades, an extra punch of which they will soon receive at the hands of Canadian CF-18 bombers.
23/10/14 350.org 350.org
The 350 Pacific Climate Warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships. It truly was David versus Goliath. Words alone are not enough to describe the courage of the Pacific Warriors as they came face to face with the fossil fuel industry. Watch and share the video of this powerful and inspiring action.
22/10/14 Peter Victor This Changes Everything website
The following letter was written by Peter Victor, economist and professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, in response to a review of This Changes Everything by Marc Jaccard in the November 2014 issue of the Literary Review of Canada.