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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.

Jedediah Purdy
 Women hold a prayer ceremony on Backwater Bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access Pipeline

The incoming Trump administration is likely to see the greatest revival of environmentalism as a confrontational, grassroots, sometimes radical movement since at least 1970, when more than a million people took part in the first Earth Day.

Oliver Milman
 Pipeline leading to the Syncrude Canada Ltd upgrader plant sits at the company’s mine near Fort McMurray in Canada. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tuesday 15 November 2016 

Government subsidy to gas and oil companies undermine Trudeau’s plan to put national price on carbon dioxide by 2018, environmental report warned

West Coat Environmental Law

For Immediate Release - November 7, 2016

West Coast Environmental Law reacts to federal marine safety announcement

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement today regarding new marine safety initiatives:

Greenpeace staff
the people vs arctic oil

A new wave of oil drilling threatens the Arctic – but today saw the start of the fight back. This morning a lawsuit was filed that could stop the expansion of this reckless industry northwards, and now we need your help to show that what happens in the Arctic matters to everyone everywhere.  

This is The People vs. Arctic Oil.  

Sophie Birks - 350.org


Within the last hour, over 75 young people in Ottawa were arrested. I was one of them. We were arrested demanding that Prime Minister Trudeau reject Kinder Morgan -- because climate leaders don’t build pipelines.

Alex Tétreault

Last spring, the Premiers of the country met in Vancouver. The meeting led to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This meeting was the follow-up to the government committing to 1.5 degrees’ maximum of global warming in Paris, last fall. In Vancouver, the federal government decided to set up a public consultation process across the country regarding climate change and what needs to be done.


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