British Columbia

24/11/17
Author: 
David Huntley

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 

23/11/17
Author: 
Erik Heinrich
View of the North Vancouver BC , Canada. (Romakoma/Shutterstock)

The only certainty is that the ecosystem hit by a large spill would pay the environmental price

November 22, 2017

Vancouver’s Second Narrows Bridge offers spectacular views of the city skyline and Pacific Ocean on one side and Burrard Inlet on the other. The latter is a near pristine fjord covered in hemlock, Douglas fir and spruce in the shadow of Burnaby and Seymour mountains. Its cold, deep waters are inhabited by chinook and coho salmon, pods of majestic orca whales and Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal.

23/11/17
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

During a break from answering questions in the legislature about Site C this week, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall faced down a call for a full blown public inquiry and possible moratorium on fracking in the natural gas sector.

Published on: November 22, 2017

 

23/11/17
Author: 
Sarah Cox

Nov. 16, 2017 - Site C jobs are often cited as a main reason to proceed with the $9 billion dam on B.C.’s Peace River. But how many jobs would Site C actually create? Are there really 2,375 people currently employed on the project, as widely reported this month?

DeSmog Canada dove into Site C jobs numbers. We found dubious claims, political spin, and far too much secrecy.

21/11/17
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata
West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson said B.C. Cabinet members are 'playing their cards pretty close to their chest' when discussing how they will proceed on the Site C dam project, but he believes they must cancel it in order to uphold treaty obligations. (Andrew Kurjata/CBC)

The question of whether Site C violates the 1899 Treaty 8 agreement has not been tested in court

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have warned they will launch a "billion-dollar lawsuit" testing whether the Site C dam violates their treaty rights should the provincial government decide to proceed with the project.

20/11/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

From: Roland Willson [mailto:rwillson@westmo.org]
Sent: November 20, 2017 12:20 PM
Subject: for release

 

Wuujo aasana laa, 

 

Chief Roland Willson

West Moberly First Nations

 

20/11/17
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks on a panel about U.S. climate change policies in Bonn, Germany at the annual UN summit on global warming on Nov. 13, 2017. File photo by Mike De Souza

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he admires two Canadian provinces that are partnering with California to reduce their carbon footprint. But he's seriously concerned about a big fossil fuel project that's been approved to go through another province next door to his own state.

17/11/17
Author: 
David P. Ball
BEN PARFITT/CCPA / METRO WEB UPLOAD  A photo of a dam used by Progress Energy in its operations in British Columbia.

British Columbia's gas industry regulator launched a string of enforcement orders this fall against fracking dams in the province's gas-rich northeast.

The crackdown comes amidst questions being raised about the independence of the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission from the whims of industry, raised by a researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who documented at least 50 illegally built dams.

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