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Brent Jang

May 6, 2022

From difficult terrain to pipeline politics, Canada is so close to becoming a global liquefied natural gas player, but faces obstacles

From Darrin Marshall’s viewpoint, a mountain stands in the way of Woodfibre LNG’s goal of shipping liquefied natural gas overseas from Canada’s West Coast.

As FortisBC’s project director for a new pipeline that would feed Woodfibre LNG’s proposed export terminal, he has devised plans to bore through the mountain near Squamish, B.C., about 65 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Stefan Labbé
A worker welds a section of the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Vanderhoof. An application for judicial review says the B.C. government has not properly laid out how its plan to reduce GHG emissions will account for new natural gas production facilities, like LNG Canada.Coastal GasLink

May 2, 2022

In what could turn into a precedent-setting case, government lawyers claim B.C.'s legislature and public should hold the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy accountable for its emission reduction targets — not the courts.

The B.C. government is calling on the province’s top court to throw out a case claiming it failed to detail how it will meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Solidarity Winnipeg
Solidarity Winnipeg logo

Editor: This is a very good podcast which really deals with of 'What is to be done' and what is being done on the climate emergency and more.  Tara Ehrcke is a Victoria, BC teacher, member of the BC Teachers Federation, socialist and long time union activist at present involved with climate justice.  Highly recommended.

Apr, 11, 2022

In this episode, Travis and Danielle talk to teacher and trade union activist Tara Ehrcke about organizing for climate justice.

Tiffany Crawford

Mar. 31, 2022

Sierra Club B.C., represented by environmental law charity Ecojustice, alleges the provincial government has not provided plans to achieve emissions targets past 2030.

A B.C. environmental group is suing the B.C. government alleging it has failed to provide a detailed plan to meet its own climate change targets.

Cloe Logan
British Columbia Premier John Horgan makes his way towards the 2019 Meeting of Canada’s Premiers event in Toronto on Dec. 2, 2019. Photo by Tijana Martin/ National Observer

Mar. 28, 2022

A B.C. program that has been referred to as a “tax loophole for fracking operators” cost the province $1.162 billion in royalty revenues last year.

Georia Strait Alliance
Image by Jennie Wyatt.

Feb. 25, 2022

Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said:

The Energy Mix
 Oil platform Newfoundland - Shhewitt/Wikmedia Commons

Pressure is beginning to build against Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest offshore oil venture, the 200,000-barrel-per-day Bay du Nord offshore oil development, with provincial NDP leader Jim Dinn speaking out about the climate costs of the proposal and demanding a just transition for the province’s oil and gas work force.

On Friday, Dinn said endorsing a fossil fuel project at a time when governments are committing to rapid emission reductions is a sign that Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government “just doesn’t get it.”

Jessica Corbett
Greenpeace activists unfurl banners after building a wood and card 'oil pipeline' outside the Canadian High Commission, Canada House, to protest against the Trudeau government's plans to build an oil pipeline in British Columbia on April 18, 2018 in London. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Feb. 18, 2022

One campaigner called on Canada's government to instead "put all of our energy and political will into a just transition that leaves fossil fuels in the ground and supports people, communities, and workers."

Climate activists on Friday renewed calls for canceling the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline after the Canadian government responded to the project's soaring cost by pledging not to put any more public money into it.

Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer
TMX blog - West Coast Environmental Law
February 7, 2022

In the Before Times…

Two years ago, in February 2020, I bundled up and traveled to Ottawa to meet with MPs to discuss the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX). Little did I know that it would be my last work trip for a long time.


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