Ecology/Environment

11/07/20
Author: 
Emily Holden
 Environmental advocates say investing billions in an industry that is polluting the planet and causing the climate crisis is short-sighted and a bad use of public money. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

7 Jul 2020

Businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, an analysis by Documented and the Guardian finds

More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to an analysis by Documented and the Guardian of newly released data.

The businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, as well as refiners, pipeline companies and firms that provide services to the industry.

02/07/20
Author: 
Andrew Radzik, Energy Campaigner - Georgia Strait Alliance
Eagle by the sea - photo: Marnee Pearce
The Province of BC has been ordered by the BC Court of Appeal to reconsider the project conditions it has placed on the Trans Mountain pipeline. Premier Horgan made a promise: he would defend BC’s coast. It’s time for him to live up to it
 
 
20/06/20
Author: 
Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira
Deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Brazil, 2019. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
17 June 2020

The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economy

18/06/20
Author: 
Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer, Michael Bissonnette - Staff Lawyer
Chief Dalton Silver of Sumas First Nation speaking to media after the latest oil spill on their territory (Photo: Rueben George).
June 16, 2020  [Very interesting historical information about First Nations' territorial rights -- and lack thereof! Gene McGuckin]
17/06/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
The Sumas Pump Station on the morning of June 13, 2020 showing the oil spill before cleanup. Trans Mountain photo

June 17th 2020

The chief of Sumas First Nation is calling for an independent investigation into the Trans Mountain pipeline, following an oil spill this past weekend near a significant burial ground for the community.

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan’s office says it is monitoring the situation closely and expects all companies to “adhere to the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship.”

17/06/20
Author: 
Damian Carrington
 Mangroves in Morondava, west Madagascar. The UN has described coronavirus as an ‘SOS signal’ for humankind. Photograph: Alamy

June 17, 2020

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

07/06/20
Author: 
Judith Lavoie
An ancient yellow cedar in an area of Dakota Ridge that's listed as a new cutblock by BC Timber Sales. Photo: Elphinstone Logging Focus

 Jun 5, 2020

Local conservation group asks province to cancel cutblocks containing ancient yellow cedars and unofficial bear sanctuary

A new plan plotting the course of the logging industry on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast over the next five years has placed a treasured forest, home to some of Canada’s oldest trees and an unofficial bear sanctuary, on the chopping block. 

03/06/20
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
Industrial emissions in Fort McMurray, Alta. in 2012. Environmental protections in Alberta, and especially in the oilpatch, have been temporarily rolled back during COVID-19. Photo by Kris Krug/Flickr

 June 3rd 2020

Across Canada, governments have suspended, delayed and cancelled environmental protection measures as the country grapples with COVID-19.

The changes started in Alberta, with Ontario following soon afterwards. Now, the federal government and most provinces have made changes related to environmental protection that they say are temporary.

08/05/20
Author: 
Alex Ballingall
Na’Moks

May 4, 2020

OTTAWA—The federal government’s export credit agency will lend up to $500 million to build the Coastal GasLink, a natural gas pipeline that sparked a national protest movement and reckoning over the Liberal administration’s commitment to Indigenous reconciliation.

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