Coal

16/05/17
Author: 
Kevin Washbrook

After four and half years of advocacy and three years of case preparation, this Wednesday we take the Port Authority to court to challenge their approval of a new coal terminal on the Fraser River. This video helps explain why this case is so important. Thanks to Ecojustice for taking this on!

02/05/17
Author: 
BC Liberals blog

[Webpage editor's note: Not very often we feature a Liberal press release! But Clark is right, the feds should ban the coal shipments, and she is right that if they don't they should be made unprofitable. OK, I know it not a serious stance, she links it to a trade fight with the US over lumber, and she is trying to exploit the BC vs. Ottawa line. But NDP and Greens, can you all agree on this?]

02/05/17
Author: 
Gar Alperovitz, Joe Guinan and Thomas M. Hanna

Government can save the climate from burning the same way it saved the economy from depression: Buy out the companies behind the crisis.

01/05/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben
‘But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the fat old guy in DC.’ Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AP

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

27/04/17
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Last year, just over six million tonnes of U.S. coal passed through Vancouver ports. DAN PRAT

Today, [ April 26th, 2017] Premier Christy Clark wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeking a ban on thermal-coal exports through B.C. ports.

She's crafted this political response to the Trump administration's plan to impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber bound for the United States.

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.

16/03/17
Author: 
The Real News

[See video at the original]

KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I'm Kim Brown.

 

One of Donald Trump's campaign promises is that he would "drain the swamp" of Washington D.C. politicians and corruption, and what many have called the revolving door from political office to corporate lobbyist. So, here is Donald Trump on the topic in his joint address to Congress a couple weeks back.

 

28/02/17

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017.

05/02/17
Author: 
Arie Ross

As Trump takes the wheel, U.S. thermal coal is looking for a way off the continent

The denial of a key permit by the State of Washington has left the largest proposed coal facility on the West Coast of North America high and dry. The proponents of the export terminal in Longview, Washington failed to obtain an aquatic lands sublease permit, dealing a major blow to an industry already struggling to transport U.S. thermal coal to markets in Asia.

06/01/17
Author: 
Clark Williams-Derry and Eric de Place
[Webpage editor's note: Time to end coal exports via BC too!]
 
Category: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Coal