Ecology/Environment

20/02/18
Author: 
Zaid Jilani
Dennis Kucinich

 February 19 2018

THE MAN WHO saved Cleveland — and paid the ultimate political price for it — now wants to do the same for Ohio.

Dennis Kucinich, the boy mayor of Cleveland who went on to serve nearly two decades in Congress, is running for governor on a platform of radical change to how the energy industry operates in the state.

20/02/18
Author: 
Emma Foehringer Merchant
Bolivia lithium brine  Photo Credit: Dimitry B./Flickr
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September 20, 2017

Gigafactories intended to scale the production of electric-vehicle batteries can exact a human toll.

 
In his first Tesla Motors master plan, Elon Musk wrote, “The overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite the move from a mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy towards a solar electric economy, which I believe to be the primary, but not exclusive, sustainable solution.”

15/02/18
Author: 
Atiya Jaffar -350.org

Friends,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said “if I thought there was a danger to the beautiful British Columbia coast, I would not have approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”  

The thing is, I live on this coast, and the community members, Indigenous leaders, and even politicians that surround me don’t share Trudeau’s level of certainty. In fact, we’ve seen many scientific reports indicating that Kinder Morgan would be devastating for the Pacific.  

14/02/18
Author: 
Richard Moser
Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan
​30 Jan 2018
 
Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan

“When the bubble bursts we will need a network of worker cooperatives and people’s assemblies to sustain us.”

“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality…. — Malcolm X

13/02/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Scientists have warned that threatened killer whale populations are at risk from new projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would dramatically increase oil tanker traffic on the B.C. coast. File photo by The Canadian Press

Federal government officials spent two days denying the findings of a scientific paper exploring research into the effects of oilsands pollution in the ocean, a week before the Trudeau Liberals gave the green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the west coast.

08/02/18
Author: 
Rebeca Macias Gimenez

Indigenous consultation on environmental assessments that only considers the “significant adverse effects” of a project won’t bring about reconciliation.

 

n August 2016, the federal government established a panel of four specialists to review how government conducts environmental assessments on proposed projects with significant impact on the environment, such as energy and natural resources developments.

08/02/18
Author: 
John Paul Tasker

Liberals say they will also announce new protections for oceans, lakes and rivers

Feb 08, 2018

The federal Liberal government says it will streamline the approval process for major natural resources projects, scrapping the National Energy Board and empowering a new body to conduct more extensive consultation with groups affected by development.

The changes are part of the largest overhaul of Canada's environmental assessment process in a generation.

08/02/18
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Where the pollution from Alberta's 12 billion barrels of bitumen has ended up. IPCC data. Background image by NASA/Goddard. Chart by Barry Saxifrage

Lost in the heated arguments over Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline is this simple fact: more than a quarter of the bitumen flowing through it will end up as pollution spilling into our oceans — one way or the other.

All the bitumen that doesn't spill from pipelines or tankers gets burned, ending up as carbon pollution dumped into our environment. Over one quarter ends up in the oceans, acidifying them for millennia to come.

05/02/18

 

An appeal to the provincial government to reconsider its decision.

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