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Let BC Vote On Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

The ECOreporet reposts an OP-ED/call to action, Let Let BC Vote On Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

Originally Published on the Dogwood Initiative

BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker projects. The project of greatest concern to the group is Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion.

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BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

The ECOreport looks at how BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAs everyone expected, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that the Canadian Government approve Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion through the most populated area of British Columbia. The NEB believes the likelihood of a major oil spill “very low,” but “the potential significance” of such a spill “very high.” Kinder Morgan would be required to post calculations of the emissions from all industrial activities and those created during construction of the 1150 km (715 miles) pipeline. If the Trudeau Government agrees and the project goes forward, the number of tankers carrying diluted bitumen out of the Greater Vancouver area could increase from 1 or 2 a week to 10. These are some of the ways BC reacts to the NEB’s pipeline recommendation.
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Trudeau Has Not Deceived Us

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThough some are shocked by revelations that the Prime Minister has made the Energy East and Trans Mountain pipeline projects a priority, this is not inconsistent with the views he has expressed in the past.  Trudeau has not deceived us.

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Canada Is One Of The World’s Largest Energy Producers

The ECOreport reposts E.I.A. analysis that Canada is one of the world’s largest energy producers & the principal source of U.S. energy imports.

Originally Published on the US Energy Information Administration

Canada is a net exporter of most energy commodities and a significant producer of crude oil and other liquids from oil sands, natural gas, and hydroelectricity. Energy exports to the United States account for the vast majority of Canada’s total energy exports. However, because of economic and other considerations, Canada is developing ways to diversify its trading partners, especially by expanding ties with emerging markets in Asia.

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Canada’s & BC’s Climate Actions Lead To +4 Degree Rise

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ed suggesting that Canada’s & BC’s Climate Actions Lead To +4 Degree Rise

Editor’s Note: An article in the National Post states Justin Trudeau has given his lieutenants orders to make the Energy East pipeline and the proposed Trans Mountain expansion happen.

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

By Larissa Stendie

When will our governments take a serious look at the global situation and stop bending over backwards to do the bidding of the fossil fuel industry? The governments of Canada and British Columbia claim to be climate leaders, but nothing they’re doing moves us away from catastrophic 4-6⁰C of warming.

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McKenna Made The Wrong Call On Woodfibre LNG

The ECOreport looks an environmental decision that ignores impacts to herring stocks and greenhouse gas emissions: McKenna Made The Wrong Call On Woodfibre LNG

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThough Justin Trudeau promised to fix Canada’s broken environmental assessment process during the last election, yesterday his government gave another signal this may not happen. Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change,  announced  “that the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project, located near Squamish, British Columbia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” Critics point to flaws in the analysis of impacts to herring stocks and the province’s rising emissions, suggesting McKenna Made The Wrong Call On Woodfibre LNG
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Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline and THE Earthquake

The ECOreport reposts an article about Kinder Morgan’s Pipelines and Earthquake: a ticking time bomb for Lower Mainland residents

Press Release from Sierra Club BC

Burnaby, BC–-Today, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) will present its argument to the National Energy Board, asserting Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline must be rejected because of the elevated risk of a major spill in an earthquake prone region.

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Cities Transitioning To A Fossil Fuel Free Economy

The ECOreport examines the movement of West Coast cities transitioning to a fossil fuel free economy

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1After 23 years of attempting to bring about change on the state and national levels, Daphne Wysham came to the conclusion that the last bastion of hope in the fight against the fossil fuel industry was at the local level. America’s mayors and city councils are much more accountable for health and safety of their constituents. She focused her attention on the Pacific Northwest, where there are currently 27 proposed coal, oil and gas by rail projects. This initially brought her into conflict with Portland Mayor Charles Hales, who subsequently became an apostle for cities transitioning to a fossil fuel free economy.

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Is BC Ready For A Major Oil Spill?

The ECOreport looks into a major concern behind the pipeline controversy, is BC ready for a major oil spill?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIf all the proposed fossil fuel projects (Coal; Oil & LNG) in British Columbia and the Puget Sound are approved, another 5,300 marine transits could be passing through the strait of Juan de Fuca every year. This would appear to greatly increase the possibility of an accident. Is BC ready for a major oil spill?

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When A Government Betrays Its’ People

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThere is more than one sense in which the recent Canadian election marks the change of a dynasty. The names have changed but, with one exception, up until now the majority of British Columbian representatives sent to parliament have been Conservative since 1974. After 1993, when the Reform party made its’ appearance, they have usually been elected in more than 20 seats. The events that brought about their downfall are so similar to the situation developing in the Pacific NorthWest that they should be studied together. There are repercussions when a government betrays its’ people.

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