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05/01/16
Author: 
Jonny Wakefield
A charter helicopter lifted a survival trailer with a wood stove and bunk house, shown here, to the site in late December. The next day, Hydro posted notice that the area would be cleared for logging. Photo Courtesy of Helen Knott

Site C opponents dug in on the south bank of the Peace River say they're not going anywhere, despite an eviction notice from BC Hydro. 

A dozen people opposed to the $8.8-billion dam have been living in shifts at the historic Rocky Mountain Fort since mid-December. The camp is set up on the site of an 18th century fur trade fort, upstream from the confluence of the Peace and Moberly Rivers.  

05/01/16
Author: 
Jonny Wakefield
A charter helicopter lifted a survival trailer with a wood stove and bunk house, shown here, to the site in late December. The next day, Hydro posted notice that the area would be cleared for logging. Photo Courtesy of Helen Knott

Site C opponents dug in on the south bank of the Peace River say they're not going anywhere, despite an eviction notice from BC Hydro. 

A dozen people opposed to the $8.8-billion dam have been living in shifts at the historic Rocky Mountain Fort since mid-December. The camp is set up on the site of an 18th century fur trade fort, upstream from the confluence of the Peace and Moberly Rivers.  

03/01/16
Author: 
Michael Gasser
Capitalism & Climate Change:
The Science and Politics of Global Warming
By David Klein, illustrated and edited
by Stephanie McMillan
An ebook available for download at Gumroad, a site where people can sell their work directly to their audience: https://gumroad.com/l/climatechange#. You choose your own price.
26/12/15
Author: 
Laura Bliss

The U.S. and China weren’t always Earth’s biggest polluters.

The Paris Agreement is an essentially forward-looking document. In it, global leaders aspire to 1.5°C of warming, beefed-up financing strategies, and regular check-ins to assure nations are on track to phasing out fossil fuels as quickly as possible.

23/12/15
Author: 
Eric Doherty
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech delivers a speech during the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21), on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. World leaders opened an historic summit in the French capital with “the hope of all of humanity” laid on their shoulders as they sought a deal to tame calamitous climate change. Photograph by: ALAIN JOCARD , AFP/Getty Images

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the Paris climate agreement by committing to take on the “tough work that still needs to be accomplished both at home and around the world to implement the agreement.” Part of that tough work will be re-orienting federal funding to stop making the climate crisis worse.

Given Trudeau’s statements on the seriousness of the climate crisis, you might expect that the multi-billion dollar infrastructure program he ran on in the election would already be targeted to reduce carbon pollution. You would be wrong.

19/12/15

In addition to the articles on the Vancouver Ecosocialist web page (www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org) below are a some other sites with important articles and information on the COP21 conference in Paris and related issues:

Peoples Climate Convergence (Vancouver) : http://peoplesclimateconvergence.org/articles-by-subject

Paris Climate Justice: http://www.parisclimatejustice.org/

14/12/15
Author: 
Mark Hume
A model of the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River is seen at the Community Consultation Office in Fort St. John on Jan. 16, 2013. Roland Willson, chief of the West Moberly First Nations, asked the federal government to hit pause on BC Hydro’s $9-billion hydro project to allow time for a review of the assessment process and to look for alternative energy sourc (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet ministers needed any reminder of how difficult their jobs are going to be when it comes to rebuilding trust with First Nations, they got it last week.

Working the crowd, when the Liberal caucus gathered for its annual Christmas party, was Chief Roland Willson, a big man with a powerful voice and an intractable problem he wasn’t going to let anyone ignore.

13/12/15
Author: 
Laura Bliss

What does a pipe spewing 50,000 kilograms of methane per hour look like? You’d never know, as the highly flammable gas is invisible to the naked eye.But in the northern San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, where a ruptured pipe has been pluming natural gas for nearly two months, residents finally have their chance to see.

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09/12/15

December 9, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference: First Nations Leaders to Call on Federal Government to Stop Site C Dam Project in Treaty 8 Territory in British Columbia

08/12/15
Author: 
Stewart Phillip

At an estimated $9 billion and counting, the proposed Site C dam in northern British Columbia is an economic, environmental and social catastrophe in the making.

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