British Columbia

Daniel J. Graeber
Not enough done to address safety and the environment on the pre-consruction phase, regulators tell Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion planners. Map courtesy of Kinder Morgan.

Canadian energy regulator said planners haven't done enough yet to address safety and the environment in a pre-construction audit.

Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The parties behind the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to Canada's western coast haven't yet completed what they need to for the environment, a regulator found.

The Canadian Press
In the latest setback to B.C.'s liquefied natural gas export industry prospects, the partners developing the Aurora LNG project say they are ending a feasibility study after four years. KOJI SASAHARA / AP

CALGARY — The partners developing the $28-billion Aurora LNG project pulled the plug on the project Thursday after four years of examination, dealing another setback for B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export industry.

Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., said it has decided with Japanese partner INPEX Gas British Columbia Ltd. to stop work on a feasibility study on the proposal.

The District of Saanich has voted to send a letter to greenhouse gas producing fossil fuel companies to hold them accountable for climate change costs. (Martin Meissner/The Associated Press)

Council says taxpayers shouldn't be the only one paying for climate change infrastructure costs

Councillors in the District of Saanich voted unanimously this week to try holding some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change in their region.

Council pledged to send a letter to 20 large companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, asking them to pay their share of the municipality's climate change costs.

Eric Doherty

Last year something shocking happened in Seattle — people voted to paint “Bus Lane” along seven major arterials, onto what was space for parking and driving cars. And there was not much of a fuss.

A decade ago, this would have been seen as a wildly radical move and pundits across the continent would have set their hairpieces on fire. But now, gradually re-allocating road space from general purpose and parking use to exclusive 24/7 public transit lanes is becoming normal in many cities — even in the United States.

Peace Valley Environment Association

Take action tomorrow, Wednesday at 12:30 p.m to show the BCUC you care about the Peace River Valley! Join this press conference in person, on-line, by phone or via live stream.

British Columbia Utilities Commission

Public Community Input Sessions

The public community input sessions are an opportunity to provide or listen to feedback regarding the inquiry’s preliminary report. They are open to all members of the public but in the interest of enabling broad participation, individuals are asked to pre-register for only one session shown below as “Available”

Alex Nguyen and Joshua Azizi
Protesters marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach. Timothy McBurney-Lin
Sept. 10, 2017  ·
The protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Zach Kourgialis
PVLA and PVEA staff

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 - VANCOUVER, BC – The Peace Valley Landowner Association (PVLA) and the Peace Valley Environment Association (PVEA) call on the


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