U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada's Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt announced new harmonized guidelines for rail tanker cars Friday morning in Washington, in part to deal with the lessons learned from the Lac-Mégantic tragedy of July 2013 and to deal with the 4,000 per cent increase in crude oil shipments by rail in recent years.
The proponent of a liquefied natural gas plant on British Columbia’s north coast is offering more than $1-billion to obtain the consent of a First Nations community, a groundbreaking proposal that could establish the new price for natural resource development in traditional aboriginal territories.
The Alberta government escalated its campaign to build tar sands pipelines under Premier Jim Prentice by seeking to have First Nations become full-blown proponents of the projects in return for oil revenues.
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, April 17, 2015
April 27, 2015--Thirty years ago the first symptoms of rapid global warming began to bite in the form of tighter cycles of droughts, crop failures, famines and super storms blasting through low coastal regions.
Timeline The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion project (TMEP) was announced in 2012.
By Vancouver Ecosocialists editor: Canada has taken its crusade and economic sanctions against Russia into the Arctic Council, the body of northern countries that is supposedly devoted to protecting the Arctic environment and promoting sustainable development in northern communities.
A treaty signed 116 years ago promising First Nations the right to pursue traditional lives is a key part of a legal challenge to the B.C. government’s approval of the Site C dam.
Redacted entries in Mike Duffy’s diary suggest he was in regular undisclosed contact with pipeline giant Enbridge during the height of the federal government's scorching attacks on environmental activists and charities in 2012.
Metro Vancouver is bracing for protests in regional parks such as Colony Farm and Surrey Bend after negotiating a deal with Kinder Morgan granting its crews access to plan the route of the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Regional district staff outline the agreements in a briefing note that will be before Metro mayors at a meeting Friday.