Tag Archives: Eoin Madden

B.C. Government Approved Woodfibre LNG

Ignoring possible threats to Howe Sound fisheries & the negative impact LNG development has on global emissions, the B.C. Government approved Woodfibre LNG.

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

The Wilderness Committee is dismayed to learn that BC’s Environment Minister, Mary Polak and Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman have today announced the approval of the proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project near Squamish in Howe Sound.

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Another 35 participants Left The NEB Hearings

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There have been complaints about the flawed National Energy Board (NEB) Hearings, on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), from the beginning. Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Elieson withdrew last fall, calling the proceedings “a farce and this Board truly a industry captured regulator.” When former ICBC President and CEO Robyn Allan left, last May, she said the panel is “not an impartial referee…the game is rigged.” This morning, another 35 participants left the NEB hearings.

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NEB Cuts Response Time to Six Days

The ECOreport reposts a story on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Review Process, NEB Cuts Response Time to Six Days

Press Release from Sierra Club BC

VICTORIA—The National Energy Board has suddenly moved up a key deadline in Kinder Morgan’s pipeline review process, only days after extending it, surprising people intending to write letters of comment and calling into question the NEB’s management of the process.

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Does Ernst & Young’s LNG Report Vindicate BC?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There are credible experts who believe that, with proper regulation and enforcement, it is possible to have a trustworthy fracking industry. They also say this does not yet exist in North America. Personally, I think the industry is out of control and BC’s government is desperate to get in bed with it. Last week the government released a report from Ernst & Young (EY) which the Minister of Natural Gas Development says “British Columbians can have confidence they are benefiting from a clean, well regulated natural gas industry.” Does Ernst & Young’s LNG report vindicate BC?

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Canadian Government’s Double Standards for LNG

A different standard for LNG shipments on the Atlantic , than BC

Press release from the Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee is calling attention to the Canadian  government’s double standards for LNG shipments along Canada’s coastline.

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No One Is Buying BC’s Wishful Thinking On LNG Climate Impacts

BC government peddles massive new fossil fuel export industry at UN climate talks

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee is crying foul this week after the BC government used its attendance at the United Nations COP20 climate conference in Lima, Peru, to reiterate claims that its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry is a “solution” for global climate change.

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Sept 20: Groundbreaking rally demands cross-border action on climate change

Americans, Canadians, First Nations and Tribal leaders gather in solidarity against Salish Sea fossil fuel exports

A joint press release from the Wilderness Committee, Georgia Strait Alliance & 350 Seattle.

VANCOUVER/SEATTLE – Citizens from both sides of the 49th parallel are coming together with Tribal and First Nations representatives this Saturday, September 20th for the “Climate Change Knows No Borders” rally at the Peace Arch border crossing, on unceded Coast Salish territory.

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Two Perspectives on Fracking (Podcast)

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOriginally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM Audio from Wed, Sept 9, 12:00 – 12:30 am. “Two Perspectives on Fracking” Interviews with Dr Allan Hoffman, formerly a senior executive with the DOE, and Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee. Continue reading Two Perspectives on Fracking (Podcast)

Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as three former Conservative cabinet ministers, have joined with the heads of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and B.C. Chamber of Commerce to say this is “a project that’s right for our time.” Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?
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