The ECOreport reposts news from Washington State, Shell’s proposed Anacortes Oil By Rail Project Abandoned
Originally Published on Friends of the San Juan Islands
By Katie Fleming
Shell Puget Sound Refinery announced on October 6th that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude oil-by-rail facility at March Point near Anacortes. This proposal will no longer threaten communities across the Northwest by increasing the risk of derailments, devastating explosions, and toxic spills in Padilla Bay and the larger Salish Sea.
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The ECOreport looks at news of a study showing that humpback recovery depends on habitat preservation
Originally Published on Oregon State University News
NEWPORT, Ore. – Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats – as passed on through the generations – and the protection of these habitats are key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.
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The ECOreport posts news that Oregon’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export facility has been terminated, instead another 8 million tons of coal coming to BC.
Joint Press Release from Power Past Coal coalition
The backer of a proposed coal export terminal that would have brought as much as eight million tons of coal to Oregon on barges through the Columbia River Gorge has backed out of the project.
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The ECOreport’s experience: Visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm
By Roy L Hales
My interest in British Columbia’s fish farms began with Alexandra Morton’s fim “Salmon Confidential Documentary” and you can find a distillation of her arguments, as well as other articles critical of this industry on this website. I recently became convined there is another side to this story that we haven’t been hearing. So at Marine Harvest Canada’s invitation, I went visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Washington state, Tesoro Savage’s revised Application Does Not Lessen Risks connected to their Proposed Oil-By-Rail Terminal in Vancouver, WA
Originally Published on Stand Up To Oil
This week, Tesoro Savage submitted a revised application for its Vancouver Energy proposal to Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC). The Stand Up to Oil Campaign will review Tesoro Savage’s new information in the coming days, but nothing presented can detract from the inherent recklessness of Tesoro Savage’s plan to increase dangerous trains of crude oil rumbling through Spokane, Vancouver, and the Columbia River Gorge. And hundreds of oil tankers each year will dramatically increase oil spill risks in the Columbia River Estuary.
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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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The ECOreport reposts an OP -ED from Southern California’s nuclear sector, SONGS Spent Fuel Bigger Threat Than Meltdown
Originally Published on Public Watchdogs
By Charles Langley
NBC news has published an alarming exposé on the safety of
Southern California Edison’s plans to store nuclear waste on the
beach in thin-shelled canisters at the now-failed SONGS, the
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The story is based on
documents and research provided by Public Watchdogs.
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The ECOreport reposts news favouring nonlethal conflict prevention of predators, Poll Shows Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves
Originally Published on Cascadia Wildlands
PORTLAND, Ore.— A new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research finds that the vast majority of Oregon voters — from both rural and urban areas — oppose using hunting as a management tool for wolves in the state and believe wildlife officials wrongly removed state protections from wolves. The poll also revealed that most Oregonians believe nonlethal methods should be the primary focus in reducing conflicts between wolves and livestock.
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The ECOreport interviews Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) about energy investments in a transitioning world
By Roy L Hales
Though most of the world’s energy investments are still in fossil fuels, their iron grip is weakening. The largest source of power investment was the $313 billion put into alternate energy sources like wind and solar. According to Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), last year there were more renewables coming online than the entire growth of the energy sector. In many developing countries, wind and solar are less expensive than using imported gas to produce electricity. Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, described energy investments as the world transitions to a low carbon economy.
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The ECOreport looks at how, from April to September 2016, solar generation surpasses coal in the UK
By Roy L Hales
The transition started on Saturday 9 April, 2016. By the end of September, it was clear this was not an isolated occurrence. Solar generation surpasses coal in the UK.
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