Ecology/Environment

15/07/20
Author: 
Jean-Denis Charlebois Secretary of the Commission, Canada Energy Regulator,

[ Letter Re Oregon Spotted Frog and Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP)]

File OF-Fac-Oil-T260-2013-03 63

14 July 2020

Mr. Scott Stoness

Trans Mountain Canada Inc. Suite 2700, 300 – 5 th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5J2

Email regulatory@transmountain.com

Mr. Shawn H. T. Denstedt, Q.C.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Suite 2500, TransCanada Tower

450 – 1 st Street SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5H1

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. 

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