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Landfill workers bury all plastic except soda bottles and milk jugs at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in southern Oregon. Laura Sullivan/NPR

Oct. 9, 2020

[Editor: This is really a must listen to!]

The federal government announced plans Wednesday to ban six kinds of single-use plastics by the end of next year. Laura Sullivan, investigative correspondent for NPR, discusses why — despite the hype — recycling isn't keeping that plastic out of landfills.

Jeffrey Jones
An oil sands strip mine near Fort McMurray, Alta. in 2015.  IAN WILLMS/THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Sept. 27, 2020

Proponents of a $22-billion railway linking Alberta and Alaska can start work on a host of Canadian and U.S. approvals it will require after Donald Trump announced that he will issue a presidential permit allowing the border crossing.

E. McIntosh
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is currently scheduled to be finished at the end of 2022. Photo from Trans Mountain/Twitter

September 25th 2020

Last week, Trans Mountain said its pipeline expansion project is on schedule to be done by the end of 2022.

But the environmental non-profit Wilderness Committee says it appears Trans Mountain has missed its window to start key construction work in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, meaning the project is at risk of at least a two-month delay. And that’s if everything else goes perfectly ⁠— if not, it could be up to 14 months late.

Author: Staff
Protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion block the railway tracks in East Vancouver on Sept. 21, 2020.

September 21, 2020

VANCOUVER -- About two dozen climate activists have blocked a railway line in East Vancouver, while demanding an end to the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The protest was organized by Extinction Rebellion, the same group that shut down the Burrard Street Bridge last year and previously set up rail blockades in support of pipeline opponents from the Wet'suwet'en First Nation.

Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse

September 17, 2020

Fall of World Demand and the Price of Oil

OTTAWA – In the face of the historic worldwide fall in demand for oil and the price drop of black gold, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) is more financially perilous than ever for Canadian taxpayers

E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Carl Meyer
Construction at the Burnaby Terminal with downtown Vancouver in the background. Photo Trans Mountain

September 18th 2020

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has talked about using the revenue from the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to pay for green energy projects. But what if that revenue never comes because there’s little demand for oil in the first place?

state Rep. David Michel
Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez / Houston Chronicle Attorney Eugene Kung, left to right, Dr. Tane Ward, Neskonlith te Secwepemc chief Judy Wilson, and Sum of Us capitol markets advisor Lisa Lindsley talk during a press conference in Houston following an appearance at Kinder Morgan International's Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2018. Wilson talked about the opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

September 14, 2020

We as Connecticut citizens should be wary of companies insuring fossil fuels, since fossil fuels are among the primary causes of climate change. As a state representative for Stamford, I’ve seen firsthand the enormous changes global warming is causing in our coastal city. The frequency and intensity of superstorms and hurricanes is due in part to changes in our climate.

Dustin Godfrey
Pipes for TMX - Photograph By TRANS MOUNTAIN


Thirteen groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students across the country are backing a call by SFU’s student union for the federal government to reconsider the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


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