The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision
By Roy L Hales
A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future
By Roy L Hales
Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.
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The ECOreport reposts the full text of the Canadian Minister’s Nov 25, 2016 speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Catherine McKenna on transitioning to cleaner forms of energy
Originally Published at Environment & Climate Change Canada
I would like to begin by acknowledging that the land we are on is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (HO-Dehn-Oh-show-knee), the Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from one of Canada’s leading Conservative think tanks, what Trump could mean for Canadian energy
Originally Published on the Fraser Forum
By Kenneth P. Green
It has been two weeks since the world order (and some of my research agenda for the next four to eight years) was thrown into complete turmoil by the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. (I hope at this point that sentence is not still triggering people.)
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Alberta, Business Case For Keystone XL Unclear
Originally Published on University of Alberta News
By Lesley Young
After all the controversy about TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL expansion, it may be market pressures that seal the project’s fate.
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The ECOreport attended the COP 22 press conference and looks at the disconnect between Canada’s climate words & fossil fuel investments
By Roy L Hales
A year has passed since the World proclaimed its’ resolve to keep the average global temperature rise below 2 degrees. The Canadian government appears to be green lighting the expansion of our emissions heavy fossil fuel sector through the addition of Woodfibre LNG terminal, Pacific Northwest LNG terminal and at least one more pipeline to carry diluted bitumen to the West Coast. (Natural Resources Minister Jim Car says that the now expected U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not change the fact Canada needs more access to Asian markets.) They are expected to approve the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would tripple the tanker traffic flowing past the city of Vancouver, on December 19. The hearings for an even larger project in eastern Canada, Energy East, have been temporarily on hold since the entire panel had to recluse itself because “their participation in these meetings may have created an apprehension of bias which could undermine the integrity and the credibility of the Board’s decision making process.” Despite the fact emissions from the gas and oil sectors are one of the principal contributors to our rising emissions, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says “there is no turning back” in the fight against climate change. At the press conference following the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) at Marrakech, she was confronted about the disconnect between Canada’s climate words & fossil fuel investments.
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The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about CETA, Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations
Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk
by Zachary Davies Boren
The Canadian government raised concerns over the European Union’s regulations on chemicals on more than 20 occasions over the course of a decade, according to a letter seen by Energydesk.
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The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s reasons for fighting the Energy East Pipeline
Originally Published on Ecojustice
By Devon Page
We are representing community group, Transition Initiative Kenora, in their fight to stop the Energy East pipeline. But first we need your help to make sure the review process is fair and unbiased.
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The ECOreport reposts news of the state of Washington appealing Climate Kids ruling
Press Release from Our Children’s Trust
Seattle – Yesterday, in an act betraying the youth of Washington, “green” Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration appealed a Washington Superior Court decision ordering his administration to issue a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year. Today, Inslee published an op-ed touting his climate record in The Hill with no mention of the case or his administration’s anti-environment appeal of the decision.
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By Roy L Hales
Though 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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