LNG - Fracking

13/01/20
Author: 
 Charlie Smith
Chief Na'moks of the Tsayu Clan says that provincial and federal officials have assumed and presumed authority over Wet'suwet'en territory, even though this has never been ceded by anyone. UNIST'OT'EN CAMP
January 12th, 2020 
 
Tensions continue to run high over the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which has been approved by the federal and B.C. governments, as well as by 20 elected First Nations councils along the route.

It's become a defining moment not only in the evolution of Indigenous rights, but in the future of B.C.'s NDP government and Canada's oil and gas industry.

12/01/20
Author: 
Rolly Montpellier
Alberta Tar Sands

Please allow me to introduce Version 2.0 of the Justin Trudeau Climate Playbook. Version 1.0 came just after the COP21 climate talks that led to the Paris Agreement. Version 2.0 is just now surfacing and follows COP25 in Madrid which ended in dismal failure. Both versions are set against the same familiar background of the Alberta Tar Sands expansion.

Climate Playbook Version 1.0 — 2015

12/01/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
When Premier John Horgan announced that his government was proceeding with the $10.7-billion Site C dam, it created a long-standing rift with some members of his party.

Jan. 4, 2020

This morning, I reflected on how frustrating it must be for some members of the B.C. NDP as they watch their government in action.

Teachers have learned that Premier John Horgan isn't seriously committed to upsetting the status quo that was established in public education through 16 years of rule by the B.C. Liberals. 

People who think about the climate every day recognize that this NDP government is thoroughly and utterly committed to supporting the LNG carbon bomb in Kitimat that will rely on fracked natural gas.

12/01/20
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Royal Canadian Mounted Police parade following the Last Post ceremony in front of the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing on April 6, 2017 in Ypres, Belgium. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Jan. 11, 2020

"International human rights law requires governments to respect, protect, and promote the right of Indigenous peoples to make their own decisions about their lives and futures according to their own customs and traditions."

The impartiality of state institutions and international human rights obligations towards Indigenous land defenders are crucial elements in making space for peace.

10/01/20
Author: 
Amy Smart
A supporter of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline work to set up a support station at kilometre 39 just outside of Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., on Jan. 8, 2020. Photo by The Canadian Press

A natural gas pipeline company has posted an injunction order giving opponents 72 hours to clear the way toward its work site in northern British Columbia, although the company says its focus remains finding a peaceful resolution that avoids enforcement.

The order stamped Tuesday by the B.C. Supreme Court registry addresses members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation and supporters who say the Coastal GasLink project has no authority without consent from the five hereditary clan chiefs.

10/01/20
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
 January 9, 2020
 
One B.C. Hydro official likens intensifying fracking activities to “carpet bombing.”

Sometime after construction began on the Peace Canyon Dam in the 1970s, engineers at B.C. Hydro discovered that the 50-metre-high structure was being built on top of weak rock.

10/01/20
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
Photo of LNG tanker from Shutterstock

July 17th 2019

Liquified natural gas (LNG) is being promoted as a green transition option to replace dirtier fuels. But when renewables are coming in cheaper than new gas- and coal-fired plants for two-thirds of the world, why is this the case?

08/01/20
Author: 
Keith Baldrey
Demonstrators show support in downtown Vancouver for protesters arrested in 2018 at a Coastal GasLink project blockade. File photo: Rob Kruyt
 January 6, 2020
 
A pipeline protest is once again putting the BC NDP government in a political pickle.

The energy project in question is the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that will connect to the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat.

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.

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