Environmental Groups

13/06/17
Author: 
Indigenous and environmental groups

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017

 

Contacts:

Jason Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, 1-312-402-8075

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, 1-250-490-5314

Eugene Kung, Barrister & Solicitor, West Coast Environmental Law 604-601-2514

Tara Houska, National Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth (612)226-9404

Katie Perfitt, Canada Divestment Organizer at 350.org (613) 250 0302

06/05/17

Click here for the videoOn April 23, 2017 the PIPE UP Network and friends took it upon themselves to replant trees in an area that Kinder Morgan had destroyed. 

24/01/17
Author: 
Atiya Jaffar 350.org

Today, Donald Trump pushed forward executive orders that would resurrect the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. This is part of a series of unjust decisions that Trump has made since his inauguration.

As we saw this Saturday when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets for the Women’s Marches, people in Canada reject Trump’s xenophobia, racism, misogyny and climate denial. Tell Prime Minister Trudeau to stand with us.

13/01/17
Author: 
Jenny Uechi

After years of dramatic opposition by B.C. residents, the controversial pipeline expansion project of a Texas-based energy company, Kinder Morgan, is one step closer to breaking ground in Canada.

 

On Wednesday, the government of B.C. Premier Christy Clark issued an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which aims to triple the capacity of an existing system that already ships more than 300,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta's oilsands to the West Coast.

10/01/17
Author: 
Peter Dorman
A Delayed Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein
 
08/01/17
Author: 
Tim Pearson
solar installer

January 5 2016

The health of our economy cannot be separated from the health of our environment.

The myth that we have to choose between the two is peddled by forces opposed to increased environmental protection and effective climate action—forces that stand to profit from destructive megaprojects and the endless extraction of finite resources.

And let’s face it—they have been quite successful at it: the myth endures.

So it’s worth asking ourselves, have we been unwittingly perpetuating it, instead of undermining it?

08/01/17
Author: 
Laurie Gourlay

Even if twinning the Kinder-Morgan pipeline doesn’t go ahead, the Salish Sea will not be saved — unless something bold, principled and practical is done, and soon.

The endangered southern resident Orca whales, the depleting fisheries of Puget Sound, the sewage dumps into Juan de Fuca Strait, the toxic leachates from old mineshafts and coal-storage pits along the Island’s east coast, and the plans that would see industrial sites such as an LNG plant located in Howe Sound: these all point to incremental destruction. As it stands now a long, slow death awaits the Salish Sea.

06/01/17
Author: 
Caitlyn Vernon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have cooked up a sweet deal. Trudeau and Notley get their pipeline to tidewater, while Clark gets federal approval for the Site C dam and the Petronas liquefied fracked-gas plant.

The three-way political backscratching has a high price, and the people of British Columbia will be paying it.

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