Tag Archives: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Opinion: The Canadian Government Is Already Damaging BC

The ECOreport publishes a response to one of Catherine McKenna’s concerns, the Canadian government is already damaging BC by not taking action.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe crux of Canada’s climate dilemma was recently played out at the Broadbent Institute’s annual Progress Summit. It was a refreshing debate in that, despite their very different perspectives, all three speakers appeared to speak what was really on their minds. Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips is understandably distressed about the her province’s growing unemployment and $10 billion in lost oil revenues. Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer is opposed to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion because it is “way too much risk, no benefit (for Vancouver), on a planet that is dying because we are burning fossil fuels.” Canada’s Environment Minister does not want to do anything that would cause “tons of people to lose jobs.” But do Phillips and McKenna realize that the Canadian government is already damaging BC by not taking action.

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Lelu Island Could Become Canada’s Largest Carbon Polluter

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOne of the smartest things Premier Christy Clark’s government has done was ask Matt Horne, of the Pembina Institute, to join BC’s Climate Leadership Team last year. The credibility they gained from that single act opened the door to new possibilities. Unfortunately that door appears to have shut . Premier Clark chose to ignore the suggestions made by her Climate Leadership Team. Yesterday  Horne has released a statement that the proposed LNG facility on Lelu Island could become Canada’s largest carbon polluter.

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Comment Period For Lelu Island Ends March 11

The ECOreport reposts an urgent request, from a proposed LNG project that ignores aboriginal title issues. Comment Period For Lelu Island Ends March 11

Press Release from Friends of Wild Salmon

A LNG facility is being proposed in the Skeena estuary – right overtop of the Skeena’s most critical salmon and steelhead habitat. The draft environmental assessment for Petronas’ Lelu Island LNG facility project has been released, and CEAA’s public comment period for Lelu Island ends March 11.

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Lelu Island Will More Than Double Canada’s LNG Emissions

The ECOreport found out that Lelu Island will more than double Canada’s LNG emissions.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) draft report on Petrona’s proposed Lelu island terminal, at the mouth of BC’s Skeena river,  states that, ” … if the Project were to proceed, it would be amongst the largest single point sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the country.” Lelu Island will more than double Canada’s LNG emissions.

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Trudeau Has Yet To Intervene On Site C

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThere has been marked opposition to the proposed Site C dam since the B.C. Public Utilities Commission turned this Peace River project down more than thirty years ago. Dr. Harry Swain, former Chair of the Site C Joint Review Panel, and Richard Bullock, former Chair of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), have become some of the project’s most outspoken critics. Peace Valley Landowner Association President Ken Boon recently informed Canada’s new government of this, when he asked for their help, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to intervene on Site C .

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Environmental Degradation At Site C

A public letter from Ken and Arlene Boon regarding BC Hydo’s alleged improper conduct and the resulting environmental degradation at Site C

November 17, 2015
Environmental Assessment Office
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Re: Cananadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Site C Energy Project. Reference #63919

BC Hydro has recently given a media tour and report to highlight the first 100 days of work on the Site C Dam project.  Media reported on what they were shown, which included decks of wood that Fort St. John mills are expected to be able to handle, and piles of debris that will be burned or mulched.  They also were shown camp construction and talked with a happy worker who somehow thought that building Site C would result in “a lot less footprint than other options.”  However, there are issues that are not in view of the general public and need to be addressed.

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Putting Citizens At Risk

What Do British Columbians do when their governments prefer LNG over public interest?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The communities of Ladner and Steveston, as well as parts of Southern Richmond and Northern Delta, could be put at risk. So are people living on Bowen and Anvil Islands, as well as Howe Sound. The people who live or work in these areas, are all within what the US coast Guard defines as the hazard zones of LNG projects for their areas. As Rafe Mair recently put it, neither the Canadian or British Columbian governments “give a fiddlers fart” about putting citizens at risk. Continue reading Putting Citizens At Risk

The CEAA Has Not Been Taking Comments

The Comment Period For Delta’s Proposed LNG Terminal Has Been Reset to End June 24

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) 20-day comment period for a proposed mega-sized LNG terminal in Delta, BC, began on May 22. If the WesPack Tilbury Marine Jetty is built, it can bring up to 120 LNG tankers and 90 LNG  carriers to the Fraser River every year. This might have totally escaped our notice, if someone from Voters Taking Action On Climate Change (VTACC) hadn’t seen a notice a notice about the proposed LNG facility on the British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office’s (BC EAO) website. That was last week. Today, a day before the comment period officially ends, word came that the CEAA has not been taking comments.

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Two Days Left To Ask For An Environmental Review

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Building a major LNG terminal in Delta would have a major impact on the mouth of the Fraser River.  The diaphragm at the top of this page shows how LNG tankers would come into, and leave, the proposed WesPack Tilbury Marine Jetty. Even with the help of tugboats, they need most of the Fraser River’s width to turn around.  The National Energy Board has already granted an export license for a facility that could bring up to 120 LNG tankers and 90 LNG barges to this terminal every year. In the US, LNG proponents need to assess potential hazards all along LNG tanker routes, but the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is considering waiving an environmental assessment. The public comment period on this project is almost over,  you have two days left to ask for an environmental review. Continue reading Two Days Left To Ask For An Environmental Review

Eight Days To Comment on Delta’s Proposed LNG Terminal

BC’s Next Mega-sized Energy Project Catches Citizens By Surprise

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1 The National Energy Board has already granted an export license, to US based WesPac Midstream, for a facility that could bring up to 120 LNG tankers and 90 LNG barges into the Fraser River every year.  The public’s opportunity to make their concerns known ends June 11. There are only eight days to comment on Delta’s proposed LNG terminal (WesPack Tilbury Marine Jetty).

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