Site C Dam 'Doesn't Make Sense' Says Former BC Hydro CEO

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built

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.

The Premiers' Canadian Energy Strategy Doesn't Go Far Enough

David Suzuki | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

The premiers' Canadian Energy Strategy focuses on energy conservation and efficiency, clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. But details are vague and there's no sense of urgency. Although the language about climate change and clean energy is important, the strategy remains stuck in the fossil fuel era.

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.

$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.

What Will Aboriginal Title Rights Mean for LNG Development?

Ravina Bains | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ravina Bains

First Nations in B.C., like the Lax Kw'alaams band, deserve greater clarity on what, if any, projects trump Aboriginal title rights. Companies looking to invest in B.C. deserve greater clarity on the willingness of the government to support projects on Aboriginal title land -- without the consent of First Nations.

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.

Signs of Change Are Sweeping the Nation

David Suzuki | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Recent events in Canada have shown not only that change is possible, but that people won't stand for having corporate interests put before their own. The people of Alberta did what was once thought impossible: they gave the NDP a strong majority. Voters in Prince Edward Island followed B.C. provincially and Canada federally and elected their first Green Party member, as well as Canada's second openly gay premier.

Vancouver Aquarium Clams Up Over Pipelines And Tankers

Jeff Matthews | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

There would be far greater benefit to our coastline if the aquarium educated their visitors about the grave risks of tarsands pipelines, tanker traffic and LNG ports, rather than focusing on how acrobatic dolphins can be.

Where Is the Political Leadership to Confront Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
David Suzuki

Once lauded for policies such as the carbon tax and energy agreements with California, B.C.'s political leaders have now embraced liquefied natural gas, claiming industry expansion will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and add billions of dollars to provincial coffers -- never mind that no one in power now will be held accountable for these promises because they're several elections from being realized.

5 New Year's Resolutions For B.C.'s Politicians

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for B.C.'s politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.

Petronas B.C. LNG Project A 'Done Deal' Despite Delay: Clark

CP | Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - British Columbia's premier said Monday the province's multibillion-dollar agreement with Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas terminal ...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

Petronas Delaying Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - Malaysian energy giant Petronas said Wednesday it's delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., even thou...

Clark Denies Offering LNG Jobs To Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is hitting back at the NDP's claims she plans to bring in temporary foreign workers to build LNG plants instead of foc...

Clark Offered B.C.'s LNG Jobs To India Workers: NDP

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is coming under fire for reportedly offering jobs building B.C.'s LNG industry to workers in India. According to a s...

It's Time For Squamish To Grow a Pair And Get Political

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

Like it or not, it's time for Squamish to grow a pair and get political. Stop, even for a few hours, the trail bike riding. The hiking. The mountain climbing. The kite boarding. If the mudders really want to "live the life," then it's time to really get dirty. But by putting a little time aside for arguing and debating for the environment you so immensely enjoy.

B.C. LNG Window Closing: Industry Group

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With the provincial government on the cusp of announcing its tax and environmental regime for liquefied natural gas, the head of an indust...

Premier Denies Downplaying B.C. LNG Expectations

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A major player in British Columbia's liquefied natural gas sweepstakes has rained on Premier Christy Clark's throne speech, which laid out ...

Petronas Threatens To Delay B.C. LNG Project By A Decade

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - The B.C. and federal governments could miss out on billions in liquefied natural gas investment for at least a decade unless, by the end of ...

Teach Trades To Children If You Really Want Skilled Labour

Nicky Byres | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Nicky Byres

The massive disconnect here is clear. The B.C. government talks up trades and minimally delivers post-secondary trades education, but does not fund the very building blocks the people filling those seats will need: well-resourced shops and shop teachers.

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."

Petronas Threatens To Pull Out Of B.C. LNG Project

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a threat by Petronas to quit a proposed liquefied natural gas project is just part of negotiations over the ...

B.C. LNG Must Build 'Communities, Not Camps': Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The promised massive benefits of British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry must flow to residents and not to big energy companies, ...

First Nations' Ultimatum: Pick Between Dam And LNG

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message...