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Cowichan Conversations: Defiant Northern Chief Galvanizes BC First Nations Against Premier’s LNG Plans

A new leadership figure has emerged in the politics of LNG, Enbridge, pipelines and native rights. Fort Nelson Chief Sharleen Gail has blown Christy Clark and her MLA’s into major damage control mode.

It could however be too late. Chief Gail’s stand might well have spelled the turning point in this long drawn out battle . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Defiant Northern Chief Galvanizes BC First Nations Against Premier’s LNG Plans

Cowichan Conversations: Here Comes Steve! Harper at Brentwood College-Mill Bay Noon-1PM

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It seems that PM Stephen Harper is visiting BC this week and will grace our Island tomorrow January 7th.

A protest has been planned by ‘Cowichan Carbon Busters’ and all concerned residents are encouraged to send him a message, with the greatest of respect of course.

Should be a good . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Here Comes Steve! Harper at Brentwood College-Mill Bay Noon-1PM

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

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Photograph: State of Michigan

This week on Earthgauge, we take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

This week on Earthgauge, we’ll take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the rest of us to learn as we contemplate the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Rightfully Hammers BC’s Inept Environment Minister-Terry Lake

Minister of Environment Terry Lake

Just when you think the Christy Clark BC Government has run out of stupid the pretend Environment Minister Terry Lake offers this pathetic misguided spin doctor manufactured manure as conditions to allow the Enbridge Pipeline and Super tankers to despoil our beautiful and precious coastline.

Now this wasn’t . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Rightfully Hammers BC’s Inept Environment Minister-Terry Lake

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Douglas Channel Islands: Enbridge erases, Lori Waters replaces

Monday, September 17, 2012

One Sunday morning, Lori Waters received an intriguing link to the “Route Safety” animation videos for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. As one of many British Columbians opposed to the pipeline and to any lifting of the tanker ban along our coast, she watched Enbridge’s animations with . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Douglas Channel Islands: Enbridge erases, Lori Waters replaces

Cowichan Conversations: Premier Christy Clark & BC NDP Leader Dix Differ Significantly on Enbridge!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

Premier Christy Clark is preparing or at least attempting trying to sell out our provinces environment on land and sea. In contrast BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix along with MLA’s Robin Austin, and Gary Coons actually duplicated the route where the tankers would be traveling if the unthinkable happened . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Premier Christy Clark & BC NDP Leader Dix Differ Significantly on Enbridge!

DeSmogBlog: Enbridge Lobbyists Successfully Eliminated Fish Habitat Protections For Pipeline

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Changes to the Fisheries Act limiting the protection of fish habitat did not, as it turns out, arise simply out of a series of complaints by disgruntled farmers hoping to fill in small patches of wetlands or municipalities seeking to repair bridges, as claimed by Minister Keith Ashfield.

Briefing notes obtained . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Enbridge Lobbyists Successfully Eliminated Fish Habitat Protections For Pipeline

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

It would be great if we could get some in-depth reporting on the issues surrounding the Alberta tar/bitumen sands  from the Canadian media (from some place other than the completely terrific Tyee that is). For now however, we have to rely on organ… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

It would be great if we could get some in-depth reporting on the issues surrounding the Alberta tar/bitumen sands  from the Canadian media (from some place other than the completely terrific Tyee that is). For now however, we have to rely on organizations like Al Jazeera to provide us with the kind of quality reportage . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: What A Bitumen Spill In Vancouver Harbour Would Look Like

Mitchell Anderson over at The Tyee  has thoughtfully put together the scenario that would likely unfold in the event of a bitumen spill in Vancouver harbour. Something never mentioned in Canada’s rapidly deteriorating media, but obviously important, is how such a spill would affect the residents of Vancouver:

The public health emergency and potential . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: What A Bitumen Spill In Vancouver Harbour Would Look Like

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: What A Bitumen Spill In Vancouver Harbour Would Look Like

Mitchell Anderson over at The Tyee  has thoughtfully put together the scenario that would likely unfold in the event of a bitumen spill in Vancouver harbour. Something never mentioned in Canada’s rapidly deteriorating media, but obviously importan… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: What A Bitumen Spill In Vancouver Harbour Would Look Like

350 or bust: Hey Mister Prime Minister, Why Are You So Afraid Of Canadians?

Courageous and talented Canadian artist Franke James, whose 2011 European art tour was cancelled after interference from the Harper government, has recently published an illustrated essay on the current overlap of oil and state (with a large dose of anti-science, anti-democratic polemic) in Canadian politics. You can find Franke’s essay, What is Harper Afraid Of?, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Hey Mister Prime Minister, Why Are You So Afraid Of Canadians?

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Animated Version Of Franke James’ Visual Essay “What’s Harper Afraid Of?”

Enjoy the video and watch Franke James artfully connect the dots. What is Harper Afraid Of? from Franke James on Vimeo.After you’ve watched this remember that there are real “radicals” involving themselves in Canada’s politics and they are not any of… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Animated Version Of Franke James’ Visual Essay “What’s Harper Afraid Of?”

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Animated Version Of Franke James’ Visual Essay "What’s Harper Afraid Of?"

Enjoy the video and watch Franke James artfully connect the dots.

What is Harper Afraid Of? from Franke James on Vimeo.

After you’ve watched this remember that there are real “radicals” involving themselves in Canada’s politics and they are not any of the environmental charities that the Harper government is spending $8 . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Animated Version Of Franke James’ Visual Essay "What’s Harper Afraid Of?"

Canadian Progressive World: China to quiz Stephen Harper on human rights?

  As Prime Minister Stephen Harper leads a high-powered Team Corporate Canada to China, there’s justifiable speculation that the PM will not question China’s appalling human rights record. At least not publicly. Once, powerful western …Read More

Occupy Ottawa: China to quiz Stephen Harper on human rights?

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper leads a high-powered Team Corporate Canada to China, there’s justifiable speculation that the PM will not question China’s appalling human rights record. At least not publicly. Once, powerful western democracies …Read More

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Save the Fraser Declaration – Alberta and Northwest Territories First Nations join BC First Nations in opposing Enbridge Pipeline and Tankers Proposal

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On January 30th, media, First Nations groups, activists and one law student intern crowded into a hotel room on the outskirts of Edmonton for a press conference held by the Yinka Dene Alliance. Alberta and Northwest Territories First Nations signed on to the historic “Save the Fraser Declaration” . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Save the Fraser Declaration – Alberta and Northwest Territories First Nations join BC First Nations in opposing Enbridge Pipeline and Tankers Proposal

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Why Harper’s shot at PNCIMA also hit Enbridge in the foot

Thursday, September 15, 2011 The Canadian government recently withdrew suddenly and unexpectedly f… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Why Harper’s shot at PNCIMA also hit Enbridge in the foot

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: If You Build It, They Will Spill: Dene First Nation Opposes Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

Screen shot 2011-08-01 at 8.40.43 PM.png The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline spans a massive stretch of provincial territory from Edmonton, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. Over 50 percent of… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: If You Build It, They Will Spill: Dene First Nation Opposes Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline