The ECOreport reposts the government of British Columbia’s response to Ottawa’s Pipeline Plan, British Columbia stands by 5 conditions
Editor’s Note: With a provincial election fast approaching, the government of BC must at least be seen to support its’ people’s interests
Press release from BC Gov News
Minister of Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement on the federal decision regarding pipeline projects:
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The ECOreport reposts the Government of Canada’s pipleine plan as a matter of public interest, not support
Press Release from Natural Resources Canada
A clear message has emerged through our government’s extensive consultations with Canadians: the economy and the environment go hand in hand. That is why we are pricing carbon pollution, making the most significant investment ever to protect Canada’s oceans and coastlines, instituting world-leading safety standards for pipelines by passing the Pipeline Safety Act, and have signed the Vancouver Declaration with the provinces and territories on clean growth and climate change.
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The ECOreport reposts a press release from BC about legal challenges against Petronas LNG Project
Press Release from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Gitwilgyoots Tribe, Gitanyow First Nation and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust
VANCOUVER – First Nations and environmentalists from northwest B.C. launched multiple federal court actions aimed at stopping construction of Petronas’ $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the mouth of the Skeena River. They held a press conference and filing ceremony at the Federal Court of Canada offices at 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Representatives from numerous northwest First Nations, UBCIC, and SkeenaWild were available for comment. Tsimshian dancers and drummers perfored..
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By Roy L Hales
Rumour has it British Columbia may be on the verge of coming to an agreement with Alberta that could overcome one of the biggest hurdles confronting the Site C Dam project. Though the province is not expected to need the controversial dam’s electricity until about 2029, if ever, there are conditions under which Alberta might be willing to purchase it. Premier Rachel Notley told the Globe and Mail this isn’t a simple quid per quo deal, but also made it clear the deal must include a pipeline. In response, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment once again reaffirmed the position her government adopted in 2012. BC’s five conditions must be met before the government will support a pipeline project.
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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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By Roy L Hales
Justin Trudeau’s team is making its’ debut on the world’s stage. He will be making a string of overseas appearances, which includes meetings world leaders like President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. So far, most of us are applauding their performance at home. It seems like Canada really is back, but there is still a list of energy projects requiring immediate attention.
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By Roy L Hales
This morning, President Barack Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline. He does not believe this project will make a meaningful long-term contribution to America’s economy, lower gas prices or increase America’s energy security. What it could do is undercut the nation’s global leadership in the fight against Climate Change.
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The ECOreport looks at how, despite the change of Government, the battle against BC’s pipelines continues
By Roy L Hales
Prior to the election, Justin Trudeau made many promises. He was going to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline project. He was going to redo the National Energy Board (NEB) process and that “applies to existing projects.” The NEB will not make a decision on Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion early in 2016. Kinder Morgan will have to go through a new process, which will require obtaining support from communities and First Nations. Trudeau was elected over a week ago. The battle against BC’s pipelines continues.
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The ECOreport reposts a story of Liberal promises to review changes to our environmental laws & incorporate environmental safeguards. The Election is Over, Now The Real Work Begins
Press Release from Ecojustice
Over our 25 year history, Ecojustice has gone to court to hold governments of all political stripes to account.
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Before he was elected, Trudeau promised the Northern Gateway pipeline will not be built & he will ban tankers in Northern BC. With Harper gone, is Enbridge finally dead?
Press Release from Friends Of Wild Salmon
Justin Trudeau promised that if he was elected, the Enbridge pipeline would not be built and that he would put in a legislated ban on tankers on the north coast.
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