Coal

23/05/19
Author: 
Lee Fang
Coal is loaded onto hopper cars at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont., on April 4, 2013. Photo: Matthew Brown/AP
May 16 2019
 
THE BANKRUPTCY OF one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming.
22/05/19
Author: 
Linda Flood

 

May 21, 2019 - All agree that there are no jobs on a dead planet, writes Linda Flood. But the road to fewer emissions is full of opinions.

The trade unions’ solution for a greener world is new jobs with good working conditions. The critics argue that there’s not enough time. ”We can either protect industrial jobs in the global north or save the climate,” says political scientist Tadzio Müller. 

Politicians, businesses, and unions all agree: there are no jobs on a dead planet. But the road to fewer emissions is full of opinions.

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.

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