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True Climate Leadership Means Stepping Away From LNG

Eoin Madden | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

90 per cent of all new wells drilled in B.C. that would supply the province's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will be fracked. Fracking demands massive amounts of freshwater, industrializes large areas of northeast B.C. and has major impacts on the climate. So, how is the B.C. government getting away with touting this industry as a "clean" energy resource?

Harper Is Right When He Says Justin Isn't Ready

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

We shouldn't be judging a political leader on what he or she has been saying or doing a few weeks before an election. Assessment needs to be based on the prior years. In Mr. Trudeau's case, even putting aside the question of what we should expect to see in someone with such a privileged upbringing, a quick review of the past couple years is evidence enough.

Premier's Focus On LNG Left Other Sectors To Suffer: Critic

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Clark's unfulfilled economic goals are expected to fuel debate as B.C. politicians return to the legislature Monday.

B.C. First Nation To Claim Site Of Planned LNG Terminal

CP | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The nation says the area is a critical fisheries habitat located in the estuary of the Skeena River and it is concerned that construction would irreparably harm salmon stocks.

Fracking Will Cause More B.C. Earthquakes In LNG Boom: Expert

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

There could be five times as many earthquakes caused by fracking, warns one expert.

B.C. First Nation Stakes Claim To Island Slated For LNG Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Members of the Lax Kw'alaams band are setting up tents on Lelu Island to protest the project.

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

Adam Olsen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.

Meet B.C.'s New LNG Dance Partner, Malaysia

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

To put it in a local context: the B.C. government is providing unprecedented tax breaks to what is effectively a foreign Crown corporation, where the prime minister is suspected of siphoning off US$700 million from one of its other Crown corporations to his personal bank accounts. Doesn't inspire confidence.

Vancouver's Startup Viability Is OK, But The Rest Of The World Is Better

Matt Toner | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

It isn't that we all started to collectively do things wrong, it's that the rest of the world is getting a LOT better at this sort of thing. We need to catch up.

B.C. Government's Credit Card Charges Are Enlightening

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

While the charges themselves are a drop in the bucket of a $44.4 billion budget, sometimes they offer a peak at a ministry's attitudes or priorities.

Goodbye Fassbender, Hello LNG Advocate?

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

This cabinet shuffle shows clear signs of Christy Clark trying to further tie our children's education and future to LNG.

B.C. Finance Minister Heads To Malaysia To Woo Energy Giant

CP | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Travel and accommodation for the minister and his chief of staff will cost about $7,900.

B.C.'s To Pass Historic LNG Law, But Industry Wants More

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A bill is expected for a 25-year agreement on what could be B.C.'s first LNG plant, but B.C.'s LNG alliance says there's still more to do.

Top 9 Scandals Of Christy Clark, B.C. Liberal Party

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

I'm still confused at how no one in her close circle of advisors could see the impending backlash that would follow this brain-dead idea.

If The Pope Gets Climate Change, Why Can't B.C.?

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Raffi Cavoukian

Forget the dirty money "jobs and billions" dreams Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet cronies sell. Their sleight of hand is clumsy, bad for B.C., bad for our planet and the children to come.

B.C. LNG Law Introduced To Pave Way For $36-Billion Facility

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the proposed facility would be the largest private investment in the province's history.

$82 Billion In Canadian LNG Ambitions May Not Be Needed: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Business

A new report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative is throwing some cold water on Canada's liquefied natural gas ambitions.

B.C. To Legislate $36-Billion LNG Agreement

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced that the province is working to approve a LNG export facility near Prince Rupert.

B.C. LNG Project Conditionally Approved By Malaysia-Led Group

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Pacific NorthWest LNG said the final decision is subject to two conditions.

Should Climate Change Deniers Face Consequences?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

There indeed should be some kind of negative payoff for vehemently arguing against the betterment -- and now survival -- of humanity. Some kind of recompense for assaulting moral progress and engaging in deception, manipulation and overt falsehoods.

Proposed Pipeline Project Reaches Deals With More B.C. First Nations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The latest agreements are with the Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation and Yekooche First Nation.

The Future of LNG? Sold to the Lowest Bidder in the Back Row

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

You know that uneasy feeling you get in your gut when you realize you might be getting played? Well, May 20 could turn out to be one of those days for B.C.

B.C. Signs $36-Billion LNG Agreement With Malaysian Energy Giant

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The project would be the largest capital investment in B.C.'s history.

Sorry B.C., You're not a Climate Change Leader

Jens Wieting | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jens Wieting

It's great to hear that the B.C.government has begun work on a new climate action plan has begun. But this plan needs to be grounded in an honest assessment of our success to date, not wishful thinking.

IT'S OFFICIAL: B.C. First Nation Rejects $1-Billion LNG Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The Prince Rupert band said the decision "wasn't a money issue."