British Columbia

Andrew Nikiforuk

The math for liquefied natural gas is bad on emissions, revenues, jobs, even offsetting coal in China, finds a new study.


Aaron Saad
Zurich Solar panel installation - Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash

June 29, 2020

For Canada, an easy place to start would be the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Once in a generation. Once in a lifetime.

These phrases keep cropping up to describe the historic opportunity now before us. With governments preparing to spend massively to revive a global economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, there is a chance to use the coming stimulus to not only emerge from this recession but also put people back to work building a world that avoids further climate breakdown.

Unite Here - Local 40

The Government had to put 50,000 hotel workers out of work...

Business asked the Government to delay when they pay severance to those workers.

Business got what they asked for...

Sulakshana (she/her) Energy Finance Campaigner Rainforest Action Network
June 30, 2020
I'm back with another update, as it has been a big day in the insurance world. Earlier today, the news broke that two German insurers, Talanx and Munich Re, are dropping their insurance policies for the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline and ruling out the tar sands sector entirely, following years of campaign pressure and Indigenous-led engagement! 
Andrew Radzik, Energy Campaigner - Georgia Strait Alliance
Eagle by the sea - photo: Marnee Pearce
The Province of BC has been ordered by the BC Court of Appeal to reconsider the project conditions it has placed on the Trans Mountain pipeline. Premier Horgan made a promise: he would defend BC’s coast. It’s time for him to live up to it
The Canadian Press
The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected an appeal by B.C. First Nations challenging federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, the Burnaby portion of which is pictured in June 2019. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

First Nations were seeking to challenge federal government's re-approval of pipeline expansion project

The Supreme Court of Canada will not allow an appeal from a group of First Nations in B.C. looking to challenge the federal government's second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Carol Linnitt

Documents obtained by The Narwhal reveal Canada Action, an organization that promotes the natural resources industries while criticizing the environmental movement, receives funding from the oil and gas sector

Mike Howell
The Vancouver school board will discuss a motion at Monday night’s meeting that could see the police’s school liaison program suspended until a review is completed on the program. File photo Dan Toulgoet
June 22, 2020

School board chairperson says mere presence of police officers in schools ‘difficult for some students’

Three Vancouver trustees have drafted a motion that calls for the suspension of the school liaison officer program operated by the Vancouver Police Department and another that RCMP officers run in three schools in the University Endowment Lands.

My Sea to Sky
Example natural gas liquefaction plant, to convert natural gas into a liquefied state.

With unanimous votes, both West Vancouver and Gibsons councils have supported motions stating that they do not support an extension of the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Woodfibre LNG unless the extension includes a condition that Woodfibre LNG must meet the IPCC targets for its operation within the District of Squamish to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

They've joined Squamish and Bowen Island in holding Woodfibre LNG accountable for its local greenhouse gas emissions. Woot woot!


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