Holly Lake
B.C. First Nations chiefs call for Senate support of supertanker moratorium

Dec 5, 2018 

A delegation of First Nations chiefs from British Columbia descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday with a message for the Senate: If senators allow supertankers through their territory, reconciliation efforts will be sunk.

They’re urging Ottawa to pass Bill C-48, The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The government bill received support in the House of Commons in May and is now before the Senate, where it’s running into opposition. 

Robyn Allan

Nov. 23, 2018

When it set out to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline, Kinder Morgan knew it faced serious marine transport safety hurdles. In February 2013, Kinder Morgan Canada president, Ian Anderson told the National Energy Board that, “One of the greatest challenges I believe in providing British Columbians with the confidence and trust will be confidence and trust that the tanker traffic industry itself can be operated safely through that port.” (paragraph 1176)

Deborah Byrd
Scripps Pier after sunset in La Jolla, California. Image via Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/Los Angeles Times.

November 14, 2018

Late last month, a team of researchers said Earth’s oceans had warmed 60% more than anyone had realized. Now that result appears unlikely, since a mathematician and climate contrarian has uncovered a scientific error.

Barry Gerding
Information booth on recreational boating survey impact on Kalamalka and Wood Lakes was one of the exhibits at the Environmental Flow Needs water management conference in Kelowna this week. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Fisheries scientist says ‘extraordinary challenges’ in water management lie ahead

Oct. 18, 2018

Abby L. Schwarz

Letter of Comment to the NEB, 3 October 2018

Re: Hearing Order MH-052-2018 and File-OF-Fac-Oil-T260-2013-03-59


Abby L. Schwarz, Ph.D. (Biology, ret’d)



First Nations Leaders

News Release

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2018

BC First Nations call on Canada and BC for immediate action to restore and protect wild salmon populations


Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: BC First Nations gathered last week at the Wild Salmon Summit in Musqueam Territory to discuss and

express continuing frustration over the federal and provincial governments’ current, inadequate strategies to protect, enhance and manage wild salmon.


Ainslie Cruickshank

VANCOUVER—Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Federal Court this week defending a policy that allows salmon farming companies to transfer juvenile salmon from land-based hatcheries into ocean pens without first testing for piscine reovirus or PRV.

Biologist Alexandra Morton, represented by Ecojustice, and the ‘Namgis First Nation have challenged the federal policy in separate cases that will be heard together. They argue that PVR is a “disease agent” and therefore it should be illegal for salmon carrying the virus to be transferred into the ocean.

Sierra Club
from the Sierra Club:
Please watch, and share our recent video on ATB's (Articulated Tug Barges) (The Nathan E Stewart was one).  We are looking into these elusive petroleum product shipments more and more.  One such finding is that they do business with KinderMorgan's Westridge terminal on a regular basis.
Gene McGuckin


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