Ecology/Environment

20/02/20
Author: 
Thomas M. Hanna, Mathew Lawrence
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February 13, 2020

As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on workers’ rights and wages, unchecked corporate power, financialization, entrenched racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and emboldened neo-fascism and right-wing populism, to name a few.

20/02/20
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Molly Wickham - Sleydo’
December 23, 2019
 

The Wet’suwet’en Nation is opposed to a fracked gas pipeline crossing their territory in British Columbia without their free, prior and informed consent.

To assert their sovereignty over their territory and stop surveying and construction activities related to the pipeline, the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation established two checkpoints on key roadways on their lands.

18/02/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Smoke plume from the Maria Fire rises as seen from Santa Paula, California on Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

February 18, 2020

"Unpriced risk was the main cause of the Great Recession in 2007-2008."

 

New research published Monday warns that extreme weather driven by the climate crisis could bring about an economic recession "the likes of which we've never seen before" if markets don't do a better job assessing climate risks.

17/02/20
Author: 
Carol Linnitt
A rare pink sunrise at the Unist’ot’en Healing centre, as police prepare for their second day of injunction enforcement near Houston, B.C. on Friday Feb. 7. Photo: Amber Bracken / The Narwhal
Feb 8, 2020

A formal request for judicial review submitted with the B.C. Supreme Court argues B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office extended permit for Coastal GasLink pipeline without considering the findings of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
 
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are requesting a judicial review of a decision made by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to extend the environmental certificate for the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline.
16/02/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
When NDP cabinet ministers were sworn into office in 2017, they didn't anticipate that some of their own supporters would try to prevent them from entering the legislature less than three years later. JOHN HORGAN
February 15th, 2020
 
Today, CBC News will carry a story about an alternative route for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which was proposed by the Office of the Wet'suwet'en.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church's recent court ruling cited several reasons for the company's decision to reject this, "including inappropriateness for the diameter of the pipeline, increased cost, the desire to avoid urban areas and greater adverse environmental impacts".

16/02/20
Author: 
Daniel Leblanc Parliamentary Affairs Reporter
A protester stands between Mohawk Warrior Society flags at a rail blockade on the 10th day of demonstration in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. LARS HAGBERG/THE CANADIAN PRESS
 FEBRUARY 16, 2020

"What I hear back from communities and Indigenous peoples, when we talk about the rule of law, is that the rule of law for them has been time and time invoked to perpetuate what they believe to be historical injustices.”
 
        -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller
 
16/02/20
Author: 
​Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Canada
Wet’suwet’en in ceremony
February 15, 2020

The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wet’suwet’en land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws.

From the occupied Palestinian territory, we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en who continue to resist Canada’s colonial incursions of their unceded territories.

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