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15/12/21
Author: 
Justin Hunter
Material for the Trans Mountain Pipeline project sits in a storage lot outside of Abbotsford, B.C., on June 6. COLE BURSTON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Right! Tweaking! Will that be once a year or once every 6 months or.... How about when the pipeline is ruptured? Gene McGuckin
 
And the expansion is not to serve the Lower Mainland but for exporting oil! - Editor
 
Dec. 14, 2021
 
13/12/21
Author: 
Alex Kotch, The Center for Media and Democracy
Oil pumpjacks line the horizon in Chevron's Kern River Oil Field, one of the largest in the United States, located just north and east of Bakersfield, on July 7, 2021, in Oildale, California. GEORGE ROSE / GETTY IMAGES

The bill would block firms that end these investments from receiving state government contracts or managing state funds.

December 12, 2021

As climate change accelerates and environmental disasters proliferate around the world, a Big Oil-funded business lobbying group has decided to attack financial firms that are taking their money out of fossil fuel companies, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has learned.

12/12/21
Author: 
Michael Northrop
Michael Northrop

Nov. 16, 2021

Finance is uniquely positioned to save the planet, but has already financed 1.5֯ C of warming

Carbon Tracker, the London Financial Analytics shop, told us about this in 2019. Maybe because Covid-19 intervened, we didn't fully absorb it.

12/12/21
Author: 
Patrick Galey
Scientists and monitoring groups are growing increasingly alarmed at the slew of vague net-zero pledges that appear to privilege offsets and future technological breakthroughs over short-term emissions cuts.

Dec. 8, 2021

Faced with the prospect that climate change will drive ever deadlier heat waves, rising seas and crop failures that will menace the global food system, countries, corporations and cities appear to have come up with a plan: net zero.

The concept is simple: starting now, to ensure that by a certain date—usually 2050—they absorb as much  dioxide as they emit, thereby achieving carbon neutrality.

24/11/21
Author: 
Zoe Yunker
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline near Hope, BC, in October. The pipeline is currently shut down due to massive floods and landslides that hit the province last week. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

Nov. 23, 2021

Romilly Cavanaugh stood at the edge of the Coquihalla River north of Hope, watching big trees snap off the bank like blades of grass in a lawn mower. Some of those not swept away held dead fish in their branches three metres off the ground — a reminder of what came before.

Cavanaugh and her fellow engineers had been sent into the chaos for a sole purpose: to watch the Trans Mountain pipeline through the flood of 1995.

16/11/21
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/11/16/analysis/methane-promises-fool-me-26-times

November 16th 2021

“No more blah, blah, blah. No more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there…” — Greta Thunberg at COP26 in Glasgow

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