New evidence proves the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline presents a grave threat to the City of Vancouver’s health, economy and environment, said Mayor Gregor Robertson. The city commissioned expert reports on the potential impacts of the $5.4 billion proposal and the findings were presented to council on Wednesday.
Note: Several Canadian law professors issued this joint statement May 26, 2015:
In an old legend from the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, a two-headed serpent brings hunger and disease to the Burrard Inlet, killing off the salmon. In order to survive, the people had to confront the serpent and slay it.
When the federal government announced its plan to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, it gave little indication how it planned to do it, exactly.
A new report on liquefied natural gas prospects for British Columbia challenges government claims that gas exports will lower greenhouse gas emissions, or generate $100 billion in profits for the province.
B.C.’s liquefied natural gas industry threatens to harm the environment and erode Canada’s energy security, says a new analysis.
Climate message to transport unions: mobilize in Paris, build alliances back home This piece was written by Asbjørn Wahl, International Advisor for the Union of Municipal and General Employees, Norway. It was addressed to the Working Group on Climate Change of the International Transport Workers Federation, which he chairs. From FAILURE20 to COP21
May 23, 2015--Opposition leader John Horgan was sharply critical of the B.C. Liberals’ latest steps on liquefied natural gas this week, underscoring how the governing party has over-promised and under-delivered on the file. “They promised we’d have an LNG plant up and running this year,” said Horgan, referencing the initial scenario laid out by Premier Christy Clark four years ago.
Treaty 8 First Nations Astounded at PNW LNG MOU Signing https://twitter.com/UBCIC/status/601739918692323328
Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.