Ecology/Environment

08/01/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
 Wet'suwet'en Stand
Things are happening fast as the Wet'suwet'en make a historic stand! We're doing our best to keep you up to date with all the latest developments and calls to action so you can stand with them. #WetsuwetenStrong
 
  1. Read Today's Powerful Press Statement From all 5 Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs
     
07/01/20
Author: 
George Monbiot

"IMHO, this is a very thought-provoking talk by George Monbiot, especially the part about "the restoration story." An hour seemed to me like a lot of time to invest, but it turned out to be well worth it.

Solidarity,

     Gene"

Mar 23, 2018

George Monbiot speaking at Falmouth University. www.truthfal.com

07/01/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
‘GROUNDBREAKING’ SUPREME COURT RULING MANDATES FAST CARBON CUT IN THE NETHERLAND - CIEL/Twitter

Dutch campaigners are declaring an “immense victory for climate justice” after a strongly-worded supreme court judgement December 20 upheld governments’ human rights duty to protect citizens from climate change and ordered The Netherlands to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by the end of this year.

06/01/20
Author: 
Laura Kane
FILE: Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline are unloaded in Edson, Alta. on June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jan 6, 2020

SUMMARY
The committee says the projects proceeded without free, prior and informed consent of impacted Indigenous groups
The right to "free, prior and informed consent" to resource projects is part of the UNDRIP

 

VANCOUVER — A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.

06/01/20
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Gidimt’en camp is located south of Smithers in northern British Columbia. Photo by Michael Toledano.

05 Jan 2020

‘It’s unnerving that might be our reality again.’

One year after a police raid in northern British Columbia attracted international attention, tensions between Wet’suwet’en land defenders and Coastal GasLink are rising once again.

02/01/20
Author: 
Hina Alam
A checkpoint is seen at a bridge leading to the Unist'ot'en camp on a remote logging road near Houston, B.C., on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

January 1st 2020

 

The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company's natural gas pipeline.

The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada's export terminal in Kitimat on the coast.

Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometres route but hereditary chiefs in the Wet'suwet'en First Nation say the project has no authority without their consent.

01/01/20
Author: 
Tracy L. Barnett, Earth Island Journal
The small Mexican town of Temaca has become a beacon in the global movement to democratize water and energy management. CARLOS SÁNCHEZ PIMIENTA VIA FLICKR

It’S 9 A.M. and a grey cloud that had been shrouding one of four mountains surrounding Temacapulín, in the highlands of western Mexico, has begun to lift. “SINCE THE SIXTH CENTURY, TEMACAPULÍN WELCOMES YOU.” The bold white letters emblazoned on the side of one of the mountains, Cerro de la Cruz, emerge through the mist, Hollywood-style, as the town’s inhabitants scurry to live up to the promise. It’s the first day of the Tenth Annual Chile de Arból Fair and a steady rain has been threatening to flood the town’s two-day festival of resistance against a mega-dam project nearby.

01/01/20
Author: 
Primary Author Paul McKay
Brazil Oil Spill 2019 - TV BrasilGov/Wikimedia Commons
November 11, 2019

Eight weeks ago, the famed white sand beaches of northeast Brazil began blackening as globs of toxic oil suddenly appeared to coat or contaminate crustaceans, fish, sea turtles, birds, rocks, and shallow mangrove nurseries sheltering all manner of marine life.

01/01/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
The spokesperson for the Unist'ot'en, Freda Huson, was one of the defendants in Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.'s injunction application. CARLITO PABLO

 December 31st, 2019

 
A company building a $6.6-billion, 670-kilometre pipeline across B.C. says it "will continue efforts to engage with any affected groups to ensure public safety while our field crews continue to progress [with] their critical activities".

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. issued the statement after B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church extended an injunction on December 31 until the project is completed.

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