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.

19/04/17
Author: 
CBC staff

Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected

A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from the hydroelectric station will likely be exported at losses of up to $1 billion.

19/04/17
Author: 
Arie Ross

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland.

If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal.

One day the train crawling past beachgoers and tourists might be from Teck’s Elkview mine in the Kootenays. Its load of metallurgical coal will sail away on a bulk carrier, perhaps to a steel foundry in Seoul.

19/04/17
Author: 
Sunny Dhillon

A new study examining earthquakes in northeastern British Columbia strengthens the link between hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – and increased seismic activity, a research scientist says.

The study, published in this month’s Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, analyzed 676 earthquakes that occurred between October, 2014, and December, 2015.

17/04/17
Author: 
Anonymous

How does the provisional list [see earlier article titled "Provisional Points For Discussion" ] differ from any list offered by a non-ecosocialist entity? What makes ecosocialists different? A few points....

Yes to rapid transit, free buses, etc. easy to say, but not if they simply encourage urban sprall and generalized growth, which is exactly what happens.

17/04/17
Author: 
Shirley Samples
- here some info 
 
 
 

"Stop the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB park. Stand with the people of the Downtown Eastside and respect their struggle by protecting CRAB Park.
Why is this important?
 

A huge multinational company is threatening CRAB Park
 

16/04/17
Author: 
Gene McGuckin

As eco-catastrophe rushes closer, BC’s May 9 election will result—whoever wins—in provincial climate policies that are eco-suicidally inadequate. Patience until the next election—federal or provincial—will not be a survival trait.

Survival partisans must enumerate policy goals that genuinely address the climate emergency and continue pushing for them after May 9.

14/04/17
Author: 
Robert McCullough and Gwen Johansson

BC Hydro’s Site C project has operated on the principle that it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Deadlines have been short and scheduling seemingly driven more by the premier’s vow to get Site C past the point of no return than by ratepayer concerns or the need for power, which Hydro’s figures show is not needed until well past 2024, when the project is scheduled to be online.

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