British Columbia

15/06/17
Author: 
Brent Jang

A Federal Court case has cast the spotlight on a hereditary tribal leader’s battle against a liquefied natural gas project in northern British Columbia.

Donnie Wesley argues that he has the rightful claim to be recognized as hereditary head chief of the Gitwilgyoots tribe – one of nine allied tribes of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation.

14/06/17
Author: 
Eric de Place

New evidence that Kinder Morgan may double its Whatcom and Skagit route.

13/06/17
Author: 
Indigenous and environmental groups

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017

 

Contacts:

Jason Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, 1-312-402-8075

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, 1-250-490-5314

Eugene Kung, Barrister & Solicitor, West Coast Environmental Law 604-601-2514

Tara Houska, National Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth (612)226-9404

Katie Perfitt, Canada Divestment Organizer at 350.org (613) 250 0302

10/06/17
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

VICTORIA — When B.C. Hydro expropriated some of the final parcels of land needed for the Site C project late last year, it also granted brief respite to one of the high-profile opponents of the project, Ken Boon and his wife Arlene.

The Boon property on the north bank of the Peace River straddles the right-of-way for the intended relocation of Highway 29, which will eventually be submerged by the waters rising behind the giant hydroelectric dam.

08/06/17
Author: 
Coast Protectors
Mark my words - the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will never see the light of day

June 04, 2017

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is challenging Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on Kinder Morgan. On Tuesday, Premier Notley declared that no NDP/Green government or First Nations objections would stop its construction, saying, "Mark my words, that pipeline will be built, the decisions have been made."

08/06/17
Author: 
Justine Hunter and Ian Bailey

BC Hydro president Jessica McDonald is dismissing a request from the NDP to delay some aspects of the construction of the Site C dam, saying evictions along the banks of the Peace River must proceed by month’s end or the megaproject will be pushed a full year behind schedule and cost an additional $630-million.

01/06/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

In damning report, David Hughes challenges claims that Trans Mountain will boost Canada’s oil prices.

01/06/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

New data shows ‘fracking and LNG industry is a much dirtier industry than it is made out to be.’

 

May 31, 2017 - Canada’s oil and gas industry has a massive problem with under-reported methane leaks and fugitive emissions from oil and gas facilities in Alberta and British Columbia.

That’s the conclusion of two new studies that document, for the first time, just how significant methane pollution has become in the country’s oil and gas producing regions.

01/06/17
Author: 
Kyle Bakx & Tracy Johnson

New B.C. government would have a few tools to slow down construction of new oil export pipeline

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Kinder Morgan is signing contracts with construction companies and plans to start building its new $7.4-billion pipeline in September. At the same time, a new NDP-Green party partnership could form government in B.C. and start acting on election campaign promises to kill the project.

Both the company and the politicians made announcements on Tuesday making it clear they are not backing down in this fight.

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