The ECOreport reposts news of a declaration by oneof British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, Wildfires Spark Call For Pipeline Moratorium
Press Release from the Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly
CHASE, BC – Secwepemc elders, youth, children and families are calling for an immediate shutdown of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline in light of the forest fires raging through their territory. They fear the pipeline poses a serious safety hazard. They also say the unprecedented increase in fires is evidence of global warming created, in part, by Alberta tar sands oil transported by Kinder Morgan.
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The ECOreport talks to David Hughes about tight oil, Canada’s pipeline capacity & the Trans Mountain Pipeline’s feasibility
By Roy L Hales
Last March I interviewed internationally recognized energy expert David Hughes at his home on Cortes Island. Publication of this story was delayed, in part, because of a six minute segment in which he discussed some of the issues raised in his newly published report Will the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tidewater Access Boost Prices and Save Canada’s Oil Industry? However we touched upon a wide range of subjects, including Tight Oil, Canada’s Pipeline Capacity & the Trans Mountain Pipeline’s feasibility.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for British Columbians to act, tell the GreeNDP stop Site C!
Press release from the Wilderness Committee
By Joe Foy
This has been one of the most nail-biting BC elections I can remember. Not to mention the longest.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from B.C., NEB’s Kinder Morgan Review Hopelessly Biased Towards Corporate Interests
Originally Published on Sierra Club BC
Toronto, ON – As a Ministerial Panel is due to report on this summer’s last minute revisiting of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker proposal, environmental groups from across Canada today sent MPs a briefing note on the fundamentally flawed review process. Prepared by Sierra Club B.C., Environmental Defence and Équiterre, the document shows the lack of public confidence in the Kinder Morgan process. Restarting the Kinder Morgan review after reforming the NEB is the only viable option.
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Justin Trudeau has been elected Prime Minister, only a month before the Paris Climate Summit. This is a critical moment for Canada’s environment
Statement from Tim Gray, Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, on the election of the Liberal Party as the next Government of Canada:
We congratulate Justin Trudeau on being elected the next prime minister of Canada.
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The ECOreport reposts a statement from Sierra Club BC, on the outcome of the 2015 Canadian election. Well now we know
Well now we know – After the longest election campaign since 1872, the votes have been counted and we have a brand new Liberal government.
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By Roy L Hales
According to the two NDP MPs who crossed the floor to the Green Party, Thomas Mulcair would be as much of a dictator as Harper. The Greens are the only party that embrace the idea MPs should follow the wishes of their constituents in preference to the party line. Yet Mulcair is increasingly looking like the man who will be Canada’s next Prime Minister. With 62 days left until the election, a new poll shows Conservatives third.
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By Roy L Hales
It has been two and a half years since Brenda Sayers came to national attention, as the leader of the “Hupacasath’s” court challenge of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China. Sayers agrees they were leading the fight, but it was really a people’s struggle for all Canadians. They were not able to stop the Harper Government from making a secret deal which she says, “gives another country control over our resources, our labor laws and how how we protect our environment.” In the process, Sayers came into contact with Elizabeth May and the Green Party. Now she is the Green Candidate for Powell River – North Island.
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A double-hitter from Tom Dispatch.com: first an overall description of the wildfires that are plaguing the West Coast, then Subhankar Banerjee’s report on Fire at World’s End.
Tomgram: Subhankar Banerjee, Fire at World’s End
Normally, Americans love breaking records. (“We’re number one! We’re number one!”) But the latest records to come out of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration should make anyone’s heart sink. Here’s how the World Meteorological Society put the news in a recent press release: “The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January to June 2015, as well as for the month of June, was the hottest such period on record.” June itself was a global record-setter for warmth, as had been May and March in this thermometer-busting year, and February might also have squeaked into the number-one spot in recorded history. If so, four of the six months of this year were uniquely, grimly warm. And batten down the hatches since this is now officially an El Niño year in which surface water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are heating up significantly, possibly to historic levels, and global weather and storm patterns could be affected in major ways.
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After two weeks of visiting communities along the proposed Kinder Morgan Tanker Route, the Salish Sea Tour wraps up in Victoria.
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
VICTORIA – An interactive tour connecting Salish Sea residents against the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and tanker proposal arrives in Victoria tomorrow. The team of activists leading the 2015 Salish Sea Tour left Vancouver on July 4th on a solar-powered catamaran called Aerial Sea, and visited several communities along the Kinder Morgan tanker route.
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