While the province of British Columbia actively promotes Petrona’s proposed LNG plant on Lelu Island, the Gitxsan Support Lax Kw’alaams Against LNG
Press Release from Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs
Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs are in support of Lax Kw’alaams Hereditary Chiefs occupation of their traditional Lax Eula (Lelu Island) territory that is also proposed as the site of the Petronas (Pacific Northwest LNG) plant. Construction and operation of the proposed LNG plant on Lax Eula along with the marine terminal and landfall of the Prince Rupert Gas pipeline will destroy wild Skeena River salmon runs.
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The ECOreport reposts: Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?
Originally Published on the Tyee
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week.
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By Roy L Hales
Western Maryland sits on top one of the most controversial shale deposits in North America. There were 245 cases of water contamination in the neighbouring state of Pennsylvania and reports from West Virginia as well. Maryland’s Departments of Environment and Natural Resources have been studying fracking operations in these two states for over three years and just released a draft report (p 2 of attached) on how fracking “can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts to public health, safety, the environment, and natural resources.” These proposed rules are the strongest in the US and, using them as a criteria, I decided to grade the LNG development in my province. British Columbia gets a conditional “F” in Fracking.
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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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Originally 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)
A Review of the report “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Framing the Water Issue”
By Roy L Hales
Dr Allan Hoffman recently compared the fracking boom to the market for illegal drugs. Regardless of the problems, there is simply too much money to be made. He expects the boom to continue for several decades. Together with Professor EM Gustav Olsson, of Lund University, and Andreas Lindström, of Stockholm International Water Institute, Hoffman has just written a report entitled, “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Framing the Water Issue.” As the title suggests, the focus is fracking’s threat to water quality.
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Originally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM
Audio from Wednesday, July 30, from 10:14 – 10:30 pm: “Fracking British Columbia,” an interview with Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee
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By Roy L Hales
There were two LNG conferences this week. BC’s Premier, Christy Clark, brought several of her key ministers to a three day event at Vancouver’s Convention Centre May 21-23. Sixteen First nation’s companies were among the 200 exhibitors. There were 1,400 delegates from the World’s top LNG producers. Shell, Chevron and Malaysia’s state owned Petronas were all present. This was a sold out business event. Christy Clark’s LNG Conference was shadowed by BC’s opposition, some of whom held their own conference at SFU’s Harbour Centre. Continue reading Christy Clark’s LNG Conference Shadowed By BC’s Opposition
By Roy L Hales
On Saturday, May 10, thousands of Canadians Defend our Climate in Demonstrations were held in every province except Newfoundland, as well as in the Yukon and Nunavik.
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From the Province of BC
Editor’s Note: I am posting this as a matter of public concern, not an endorsement.
Premier Christy Clark today accepted all recommendations in ‘The Premier’s Liquefied Natural Gas Working Group: Final Report’ as a road map to making sure British Columbia has the skilled labour force it needs to seize the opportunity of liquefied natural gas.
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