British Columbia

18/07/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
PRESS RELEASE
In time of crisis, B.C makes unbelievable move to approve drilling permits for twice rejected New Prosperity mine
Tsilhqot’in forced to begin legal challenge while fighting wildfires
11/07/17
Author: 
Danielle Bochove and Natalie Obiko Pearson

Wildfires in British Columbia have forced Canadian lumber mills to shut and were edging closer to a Kinder Morgan Inc. oil pipeline as hot, dry weather sparked blazes across swathes of western Canada and the U.S.

Norbord Inc., the largest North American producer of oriented strand board used in residential construction, said Monday it has temporarily suspended production at its mill in 100 Mile House in central B.C. The Toronto-based company, which has 440 million square feet of annual production capacity, said it’s assessing the fire’s impact.

11/07/17
Author: 
Georgina Gustin
An early July heat wave dried out scrub and underbrush, fueling wildfires across California and the West that destroyed homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Dry spells are getting drier in the West as temperatures rise, creating a greater risk of wildfires.

Firefighters in the West are starting to see it every year: an earlier start to the fire season and millions of acres of forest and range burned or ablaze as the summer just begins to heat up.

10/07/17
Author: 
Ethan Lou

July 10, 2017 - Canadian lender Desjardins is considering no longer funding energy pipelines, a spokesman said Saturday, citing concerns about the impact such projects may have on the environment.

10/07/17
Author: 
Luke Elliott-Negri
Andrew Weaver campaign bus

The Canadian Green Party's fight against pro-union legislation shows the dangers of an environmentalism that's not rooted in the working class.

 

08/07/17
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
JUNE 28, 2017

VANCOUVER – Coming on the heels of an investigation that revealed fossil fuel companies have built dozens of unauthorized dams in BC’s northeast, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a study drawing attention to larger problems with water management practices in that region.

06/07/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

David Suzuki Foundation scientists measured leaks from wells near Fort St. John.

About 35 per cent of British Columbia’s 11,000 active oil wells, abandoned wells and water injection wells in the northeastern part of the province are leaking significant amounts of methane, according to a forthcoming new study.

30/06/17
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
A hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation near Fort St. John. JEREMYWILLIAMS.CA

In early May, evidence emerged that natural gas companies had built dozens of large dams during a poorly regulated building spree.

As many as 60 large earthen structures were bulldozed into place by fossil fuel companies without first getting the required authorizations from provincial authorities.

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