British Columbia

04/05/17
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
An unauthorized Progress Energy dam where millions of gallons of freshwater was found impounded in early April. It is among “dozens" of unpermitted dams spread across northern BC, a CCPA investigation has found. Photo by Garth Lenz.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the BC government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern BC to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

02/05/17
Author: 
BC Liberals blog

[Webpage editor's note: Not very often we feature a Liberal press release! But Clark is right, the feds should ban the coal shipments, and she is right that if they don't they should be made unprofitable. OK, I know it not a serious stance, she links it to a trade fight with the US over lumber, and she is trying to exploit the BC vs. Ottawa line. But NDP and Greens, can you all agree on this?]

01/05/17
Author: 
Bob Bossin
Published on Apr 26, 2017

When I first gave this presentation at an Earth Day forum on oil tankers, so many people wanted a copy that we made this video. Thanks to Paul Grignon and Moonfire Studio (www.moonfirestudio.ca).

27/04/17
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Last year, just over six million tonnes of U.S. coal passed through Vancouver ports. DAN PRAT

Today, [ April 26th, 2017] Premier Christy Clark wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeking a ban on thermal-coal exports through B.C. ports.

She's crafted this political response to the Trump administration's plan to impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber bound for the United States.

23/04/17
Author: 
Dr. Karen Bakker and others

In 2016, a team of researchers led by Dr. Karen Bakker began producing a series of reports on the Site C Project. These reports assessed a series of issues: First Nations issues; environmental impacts; regulatory process; greenhouse gas emissions; and economics. Dr.

23/04/17
Author: 
Dr. Karen Bakker and others

[Reports on Site C, authored by a team of researchers led by the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.]

20/04/17
Author: 
Marc Lee

April 3, 2017 - In its August 2016 climate plan update—and subsequent advertising campaign—the BC government put forests front and centre. While this may sound positive, it is really a sleight of hand by a province seeking to shirk its responsibility to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

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