British Columbia

06/08/14
Author: 
CSC

Read this July 25 story from the Vancouver Sun, which undermines the BC Liberal government’s promises of jobs for British Columbians from their proposed LNG industry.

05/08/14
Author: 
Nick Eagland

A complete water ban has been issued for the Interior community of Likely after a mining accident spilled waste materials into a nearby lake Monday morning.

The Cariboo Regional District enacted the ban following a breach in the earth-filled dam surrounding Mount Polley Mine’s tailings pond.

Debris and effluent flowed into Quesnel Lake from the tailings pond, where waste from the mine’s chemical and mechanical operations was being stored.

02/08/14
Author: 
Mike Adams

(What will mass migration from California do to climate change mean for British Columbia?) A shocking 58 percent of the state of California is now in a state of "exceptional drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. (1)

"The drought's incredible three-year duration has nearly depleted both the state's topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture reserves, according to Brad Rippey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who wrote the Drought Monitor report," reports the Washington Post. (2)

02/08/14
Author: 
Jenny Uechi

The future of a major LNG project in Kitimat has been thrown into uncertainty, after one of its main backers has decided to walk out. Houston-based Apache Corporation says it will leave Kitimat LNG, which was a joint project with Chevron. 

01/08/14
Author: 
Jenny Uechi

The chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band south of Kamloops, B.C., whose territory is crucial to the $5.4-billion Kinder Morgan expansion project, wrote a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister today about his "serious reservations" about the project.  

31/07/14
Author: 
John Crawford

A large US energy company has bailed out of a proposed LNG project in Kitimat.

Apache Corporation, based in Houston, Texas,  says it's leaving the project -- which was a joint development with Chevron -- even though more work has been done on this proposal than on any other natural gas export facility planned for the West Coast.

Site clearing is already underway on Haisla land at Bish Cove.   It was to be supplied by the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline.

31/07/14
Author: 
Keith Baldrey
Christy Clark

Not a week goes by, it seems, that Premier Christy Clark doesn't talk, yet again, about the vast riches that lay in B.C.'s path if only a liquefied natural gas industry gets off the ground in this province.

It's a theme that began before the last election, and one that helped carry her to a surprising victory with the voters. People seem to at least want to believe the fairy talelike talk about billions of dollars coming our way to help eliminate the provincial debt and even the sales tax.

30/07/14
Author: 
Bob Landell

We’re told that LNG is needed to keep growth and progress alive. The planned development of LNG would lock BC into fifty more years of increased fossil fuel production. Although the LNG story is attracting votes from believers, some see this as the future of fracking:

29/07/14
Author: 
Wendy Holm
An artist’s rendering shows BC Hydro’s proposed Site C dam.

The power mavens have already pronounced its energy too costly to warrant construction. You’d think that would be the end of it. But no. BC Hydro and its masters in Victoria remain doggedly committed to the construction of the Site C Dam to power the export of Canadian energy.

A recent BC Hydro poll suggests British Columbians are split on the issue. More correctly, British Columbians are in the dark when it comes to the public policy implications of Site C.

It’s time to start using the F-word. The F word is food.


 

24/07/14
Author: 
Don Kayo

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Press’s list of charities being audited for political activities by the Canada Revenue Agency reads suspiciously like a Who’s Who of the Canadian left.

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