LNG - Fracking

05/10/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

LNG Canada has announced it will go ahead with its fracked gas project in Kitimat.

This is not the end of the fight - it is the beginning!

You may have already heard the news but here are the opening lines of the corporate press release:

"SINGAPORE / VANCOUVER - A massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada has been given the final go-ahead by project partners, LNG Canada said on Tuesday, making it the first major new project for the fuel to win approval in recent years.

05/10/18
Author: 
Keith Wiley
Thursday October 04 2018
 
To The Editor:

While Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premier Horgan are proudly congratulating themselves on building the Canadian economy with the announcement of a multibillion dollar LNG plant, the rest of us are wondering what the hell is going on here.

These two climate warrior leaders are celebrating plans for a massive carbon bomb that will make it impossible to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.  It will ensure Canada continues as a climate fossil dinosaur in world opinion.

05/10/18
Author: 
Roger Annis

[Recent articles included in the 'Canada Newsroll' at A Socialist in Canada]

BC Premier John Horgan considers ways to proceed with ‘LNG Canada’ project in Kitimat without an approval vote in the Legislature, by Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun, Oct 2, 2018

25/09/18
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

One year after assuming the helm at B.C. Hydro, president and chief operating officer Chris O’Riley went before the Vancouver Board of Trade earlier this month for a progress report on Site C. “I want to start by acknowledging that Site C has been extremely challenging,” he began.

21/09/18
Author: 
Ucilia Wang
Typhoon Mangkhut devastated the Philippines, bringing more climate-related damage to the vulnerable country. Photo credit: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

An investigation into whether fossil fuel companies are responsible for disastrous climate impacts in the Philippines will bring that country’s Commission on Human Rights to New York City next week, when it will hold the fourth in a series of hearings on the case.

15/09/18
Author: 
Alaska Highway News
Indigenous band agreements in place along the Coastal GasLink Pipeline route. Supplied

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 08:12 AM

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat.

Support for the agreements comes from both traditional and hereditary leaders in the communities, the company said in a news release Thursday.

“This is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink team,” Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, said in a statement.

15/09/18
Author: 
Sharon Kelly
Wells dot the desert atop the Permian Basin in Texas. Credit: © 2016 Laura Evangelisto.

August 15, 2018

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

08/09/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Treaty 8 Territory

Blueberry River First Nations wins important victory in historical claim: Specific Claims Tribunal finds Federal Government responsible for loss of subsurface rights in Reserves

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