The Canadian Press
Former federal environment minister David Anderson voices his opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 30, 2012. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Sept. 29, 2020

A former president of BC Hydro and a former federal fisheries minister are among 18 prominent Canadians urging the provincial government to halt work on a huge hydroelectric project in northeastern B.C.

The letter signed by former Hydro president Marc Eliesen, former fisheries minister David Anderson, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and others says construction of the Site C dam must stop while geotechnical problems are explored.

Shish Kabob Seger
hemp batteries

JULY 10, 2020

Could industrial hemp be part of the future of battery powered vehicles? Fresh research into the efficacy of hemp batteries says yes. 

WayOfLeaf Staff

 3 Jan, 2020

Hemp is a wonder crop. It’s an amazingly versatile plant that can be used for a wide range of purposes. Scientists are starting to discover more and more uses for hemp, with recent studies suggesting that hemp batteries may be more powerful than lithium.


Tell the BC Government to Protect the Peace River Valley Ecosystem

Andrew Kurjata
Construction at the Site C dam project in northern B.C. (BC Hydro/Contributed )

Jul 17, 2020

Worker came from Alberta is being cared for in camp

BC Hydro says one of its workers at the Site C work camp in Fort St. John has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13 and received positive test results from Alberta Health on July 15.

A second test was conducted by B.C.'s Northern Health Authority, confirming the positive results.

Barry Saxifrage

July 16, 2020 - Despite decades of promises to prevent a climate crisis, the primary cause of it, global fossil fuel burning, continues to increase rapidly. Last year's fossil burn broke all records.

That's according to data released by the multinational oil and gas company BP, in the latest "BP Statistical Review of World Energy."

Energy Democracy Coordinating Committee DSA - San Diego

[. . . the DSA has been campaigning for some months to get the city to take over the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) utilities and have it managed by a democratically elected board. Unlike Canada, US cities can do this sort of thing without getting approval from the next higher level of government, i.e. the state there, the province here. Gene McGuckin]


Dear Council President Gomez and members of San Diego City Council,

Andrew Nikiforuk

The math for liquefied natural gas is bad on emissions, revenues, jobs, even offsetting coal in China, finds a new study.


Joyce Nelson

June 12, 2020 - In his June 9 piece for Counterpunch, entitled “Big Green Meltdown Over Planet of the Humans,” Josh Schlossberg revealed the extent to which he was “shunned, censored, slandered and blacklisted” by many environmentalists because of his criticism of biomass energy a decade ago. He relates that experience to what has been happening currently with Big Green attacks on the documentary Planet of the Humans, and he states: “Anyway, my story is just another example of what happens when you bring up topics that aren’t rubber stamped by the mainstream Greens.


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