The ECOreport reposts en environmental response to Petronas’ decision to pull out, a victory for climate & communities
Originally Published by the Wilderness Committee
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – After a hard-fought campaign from environmentalists and Indigenous peoples to stop Pacific Northwest LNG, the cancellation of the project is a massive win for communities on the Skeena River and the global climate.
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The ECOreport reposts the corporation’s explanation for ending British Columbia’s most controversial LNG project, Petronas Pulls Out
Press Release from Pacific NorthWest LNG
VANCOUVER, July 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) today announced that the LNG project in Port Edward, British Columbia will not proceed as previously planned.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ed pertaining to Christy Clark’s credibility, Will BC’S LNG Exports Reduce Global Emissions?
Originally Posted on the Pembina Institute
By Josha MacNab
The claim that B.C. LNG will result in emissions reductions in China is one that British Columbians have heard repeatedly over the past four years. The story by now should be familiar: producing and shipping liquefied natural gas from B.C. will be good for the global climate.
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The ECOreport reposts a description of some of the most successful Petro-states, Five State-Run Oil Economies
Originally Published on Oilprice.com
By Zainab Calcuttawala
A policy of nationalizing chunks of an economy inevitably creates oligarchs who skim profits off the country’s natural resources.
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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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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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The ECOreport discovered both Environmentalists & First Nations leaders find Lelu Island’s environmental assessment disgusting.
By Roy L Hales
After months of waiting, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has released the report that could determine the fate of one of the world’s largest salmon runs. Petronas wants to build an LNG terminal on Lelu Island, beside the eelgrass bed where 88% of the Skeena’s juvenile salmon feed. Though Simon Fraser University reported that the “proposed development in these areas will threaten the fisheries that depend on these fishes,” the newly released draft Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) study disagrees. Both Environmentalists and First Nations leaders find Lelu Island’s environmental assessment disgusting.
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The ECOreport reposts an article suggesting the Federal Government adopt four key questions for Canada’s climate test
Originally Published on the Pembina Institute
By Matt Horne
Last week, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Canada’s intention to apply a climate test to major energy infrastructure proposals. This was the fifth of five new principles they announced to improve environmental assessments in the country.
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By Roy L Hales
Though she is still vague as to how things will come about, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been spreading hope around Paris. Her emphasis on the need to enshrine “the importance of respecting human rights, including the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples” in the Climate Change Agreement begs the question what about Canada. McKenna responded this morning, in a press conference where she talked about bringing COP 21 home to Canada
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By Roy L Hales
The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project’s website proudly displays press releases about their agreements with the Lake Babine, Kitselas and Gitanyou First Nations. They also display the results of a 2014 poll that reports most of the people along the proposed pipeline route support them. The BC government has already issued construction permit and environmental assessment permit. Yet, according to their lawyer, the Luutkudziiwus were not consulted about the 34 km stretch of pipeline that would cross their traditional territory to carry 2 billion to 3.6 billion cubic feet of gas, per day, from Hudson’s Hope to the proposed LNG facility on Lelu Island.
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