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Who were the 10,000 British Columbians Protesting Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline?

By Roy L Hales

According to former Geological Survey of Canada scientist David Hughes, Alberta’s much touted emissions cap permits a 53% ramp up of production in the tar sands. Green party leader Elizabeth May concludes that Prime Minister Trudeau’s  climate targets are essentially the same as his predecessor and “even that weak target is not within reach.” Those are some of the national issues behind Canada’s decision to enlarge its fossil fuel sector, but what about more local concerns? The two videos that follow depict some of the 10,000 British Columbians protesting Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline expansion.

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Why Do the Liberals Push Site C?

By Roy L Hales

According to a recent report from the University of British Columbia, “Site C has more significant adverse environmental effects than any project ever reviewed under the history of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, including impacts on dozens of species, aquatics, vegetation, wildlife, Aboriginal use of lands and resources, and cultural heritage.” The British Columbian and Canadian governments are most likely breaking treaty #8, which gave local first nations usage of the land that will be submerged. BC Hydro has not properly evaluated less destructive, and far less expensive, alternatives like geothermal energy.  We won’t need the power for decades, if ever.  Why do the Liberals push Site C?

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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 Battle Against BC’s Pipelines Continues

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Prior to the election, Justin Trudeau made many promises. He was going to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline project. He was going to  redo the National Energy Board (NEB) process and that “applies to existing projects.” The NEB will not make a decision on Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion early in 2016. Kinder Morgan will have to go through a new process, which will require obtaining support from communities and First Nations. Trudeau was elected over a week ago. The battle against BC’s pipelines continues.

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