Oil - Pipelines

Amanda Follett Hosgood and Andrew MacLeod
 Pink goo: BC needs to clean up its act when it comes to hazardous spill response in the province, a report by the auditor general has found. Photo via Environmental Emergency Program.

Feb. 28, 2024

‘The program is designed for there to be consequences, but those responsible for spills don’t comply with the law.’

B.C. is not adequately prepared to deal with a serious hazardous spill, according to an audit of the province’s Environmental Emergency Program released Tuesday.

Nelson Bennett
Megan Leslie, president of the World Wildlife Fund, in fireside chat with B.C. Premier David Eby at Globe Forum. Nelson Bennett, BIV

Feb. 14, 2024

B.C. premier staking political career on strong climate action policies

With consumers feeling the bite of ever-increasing carbon taxes, and business leaders pushing back on the potential economic costs of B.C.’s climate change policies, David Eby’s NDP government is coming under increasing pressure to take its foot off the CleanBC accelerator.

Mitchell Beer
road bridge - abdallahh/wikimedia commons

A better headline for this might be "EVs, Highways, and Pre-Election Squabbling" - Gene McGuckin

Feb. 18, 2024

Canada's environment minister stepped into an essential conversation on traffic, congestion, climate pollution, and highway funding. He got political theatre and sacrificial sound bites in return.

It’s going to be that much harder to get climate solutions done when no good deed goes unpunished.

Dharna Noor
The report says big companies may have broken laws designed to protect the public from misleading marketing and pollution. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Feb. 15, 2024

Companies knew for decades recycling was not viable but promoted it regardless, Center for Climate Integrity study finds

Plastic producers have known for more than 30 years that recycling is not an economically or technically feasible plastic waste management solution. That has not stopped them from promoting it, according to a new report.

Seth Klein
NDP MP Charlie Angus and members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment at a Feb. 6 press conference on Angus's new private member's bill that would crack down on fossil fuel advertising. Photo by: Natasha Bulowski

Feb. 13, 2024

It seems NDP MP Charlie Angus has hit a nerve.

Last week, heeding the call of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Angus tabled a private member’s bill in the House of Commons to prohibit fossil fuel advertising. As doctors and other health professionals across the country have been saying, “Fossil fuel ads make us sick.”

Zoë Yunker
Trans Mountain’s expansion project is stuck at a section of hard rock containing pressurized aquifers running alongside the Fraser River. Photo via Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.

Feb. 15, 2024

Or can it? Canada’s energy regulator has reversed its decision to quash a last-minute pipeline variance.


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