British Columbia

19/04/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Pollution from fossil fuels in Canada continues to grow by staggering amounts, with the oilsands sector alone responsible for more carbon pollution than all of B.C. or Quebec in 2017, says the federal government in its latest climate change report to the United Nations.

The newest edition of Canada’s National Inventory Report, covering data up to two years ago, shows that the oil and gas sector was responsible for 195 million tonnes, or megatonnes (Mt) of greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, up eight Mt from 2016.

11/04/19
Author: 
Stephen Leahy
April 11, 2019

Indigenous people and environmentalists want to prevent the expansion of Canada's oil sands development, and the water and air pollution that come with it.

Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They contain a toxic slurry of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the bitumen separation process.
11/04/19
Author: 
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Press release

 

IEEFA report: Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline financials provide few clues on actual price tag and future costs

 

Transparent monitoring and reporting needed to understand true costs and liabilities

 

08/04/19
Author: 
David Carrigg

April 8, 2019

Huntley told Postmedia News "my interpretation is that a significant amount of oil was sent to China near the end of 2018 when the price was very low, and it stopped the moment the Alberta Premier curtailed production and the price returned to normal."

Chinese demand for Canadian crude oil shipped through the Port of Vancouver has dried up in 2019.

08/04/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney
An aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby. Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

It was election night in 2017 and Wilderness Committee staff were gathered at our local watering hole nervously watching the vote totals roll in. We had a lot riding on this election, especially in the fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.

I remember celebratory cheers from NDP candidates that they would stop the pipeline as the night turned in their favour and I have no doubt many of these MLAs still hold this as a priority, and even believe their government is honouring its election promise.

28/03/19
Author: 
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau's speech in the BC Legislature on Bill 10 to subsidize LNG in BC.

 

We have voted against Bill 10 at every stage - this is a bill that gives increased tax credits to the LNG industry. 

It's 2019. We have a critical choice to make: will we make decisions that take us to a safer, healthier future, or will we double down on 20th-century energy and the fossil fuel industry, that needs taxpayer support in order to survive.

21/03/19
Author: 
Murray Reiss

 

[Arrested on March 23, 2018, Reiss pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of court and was sentenced to 25 hours community service.]

 

I want to thank you, Your Honour, for allowing this opportunity to explain why I took the action for which I am pleading guilty.

 

20/03/19
Author: 
David Gooderham

[Gooderham was sentenced to 28 days in jail - the stiffest sentence so far in these cases - for violating the Court injunction against obstructing the work of TransMountain Pipelines Inc at its Burnaby B.C. terminal. He was released on bail pending appeal.]

 

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