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McKenna Asks Canadians To Trust The Government

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The first meeting of what Environment Minister Catherine McKenna calls our “pan-Canadian team on Climate Change” is now over.  She has been closeted with environmental ministers from the provinces and territories, McKenna called it “the most positive meeting that has taken place in a very long time. Though short on details,  the Minister said “We all know we have to act together”and alluded to “real opportunities” in the clean tech sector. To distill her message down to the three words which she did not actually use, McKenna asks Canadians to trust the Government
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The Fight To Keep Coal From Fraser Surrey Docks

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1As the people of Washington and Oregon turn their back on new coal port proposals, producers have turned to British Columbia. Neptune Terminals’ coal port capacity, in North Vancouver,  was doubled, without any public consultation and the city’s request for a health impact assessment was ignored. Resistance to the proposed coal terminal at Fraser Surrey docks was more determined. The  Port Authority carried out assessments before approving the project, but there has been grounds for believing the project was decided upon long before the  official outcome. Ecojustice has undertaken this case on behalf of Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change and Communities and Coal. This morning I’m interviewing Ecojustice lawyer Karen Campbell about the fight to keep coal from Fraser Surrey Docks

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Second Municipality Applied for Intervenor Status

The ECOreport looks into the ongoing dispute over BC’s proposed coal terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks, a Second Municipality Applied for Intervenor Status

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A second municipality applied for intervener status in the legal challenge against the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Transfer Facility. After reviewing the information, New Westminster has joined Surrey in applying for intervenor status. White Rock is also considering joining the suit. A number of other Lower Mainland municipalities previously expressed concerns about the way Port Metro Vancouver was conducting its review of the proposed facility. After the coal facility was approved, Ecojustice filed filed an application for judicial review of the permit approval on behalf of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), Communities & Coal, and two individual citizens.

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Did Harper Hijack the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearings?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Over the past few years, the Harper government has slowly eroded the rights of Canadians to shape their country’s energy policies,” the legal firm ForestEthics explained in a backgrounder released yesterday. Prior to the introduction of Omnibus Bill C-38, citizens could voice their opinions or give written submissions to the National Energy Board (NEB). Now Canadians must fill out an application explaining why they should be allowed to speak and environmental lawyers will not be allowed to cross examine Kinder Morgan.
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