Coal

01/02/19
Author: 
Larry Pynn
Jeff Scott, president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks, whose proposed coal transfer project will not go ahead. Photo by David P. Ball for The Tyee.

Project would have made BC a major gateway for US thermal coal.

A contentious coal facility planned at Fraser Surrey Docks has been scuttled by the Port of Vancouver

01/02/19
Author: 
Lisa SammartinoI

January 31, 2019

With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The Greens ran a strong candidate. For a safe NDP riding, many in the party weren’t really sure if they could pull it off this time.

Mid-mandate, this victory extends the tenure of the NDP minority government. Some in the party are probably feeling pretty confident.

05/11/18
Author: 
Arthur Neslen
 Most of Spain’s coalmines will be closed as the Pozo La Muerte in Pumarabule was in 2005. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Agreement with unions includes early retirement for miners, re-skilling and environmental restoration

Oct. 26, 2018

Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade.

19/10/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Rebelling Against Extinction- The Guardian Oct.18, 2018

When governments abandon us, we must step up

[Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedience - Guardian headline]

published in the Guardian 18th October 2018

21/09/18
Author: 
Ucilia Wang
Typhoon Mangkhut devastated the Philippines, bringing more climate-related damage to the vulnerable country. Photo credit: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

An investigation into whether fossil fuel companies are responsible for disastrous climate impacts in the Philippines will bring that country’s Commission on Human Rights to New York City next week, when it will hold the fourth in a series of hearings on the case.

12/08/18
Author: 
Michael Bastasch

Environmentalists are using the wildfires raging across northern California to push the governor and state lawmakers to ban oil and natural gas drilling, fight Trump administration regulatory rollbacks and mandate the use of more green energy.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the most prominent activist groups, tweeted Thursday the record-breaking Carr Fire should convince California “to double down on our convictions on climate” and “fight” the Trump administration rolling back greenhouse gas rules for cars.

 

15/07/18
Author: 
Damian Carrington
A message to divest from fossil fuels in front of Ireland's parliament buildings. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland/Trócaire/350.org

July 12th 2018

This story was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

29/03/18

Private banks around the world are back to funneling more money into the global fossil fuel sectors in 2017, according to a report released today by Rainforest Action Network

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