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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes: A week of pipeline action and cross-Canada solidarity

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Staff Counsel Eugene Kung recounts an action-packed week preparing for – and responding to – the federal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and tankers proposal.

This is your friend Eugene, blogging from 9,753 metres in the sky.

I’m writing on my way . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes: A week of pipeline action and cross-Canada solidarity

Environmental Law Alert Blog: West Coast Conversations: 6 questions that define the fight against Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

West Coast Staff Counsel Eugene Kung sat down with Senior Communications and Engagement Specialist Alexis Stoymenoff to discuss the recent report released by the Ministerial Panel on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project. Here’s what Eugene had to say about the report, and the six key questions . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: West Coast Conversations: 6 questions that define the fight against Kinder Morgan

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Your guide to Canada’s environmental law reviews

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In June 2016, the government announced a sweeping review of federal environmental laws – including Canada's environmental assessment (EA) law and processes, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act, and National Energy Board. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape Canada’s environmental laws and to contribute to decisions . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Your guide to Canada’s environmental law reviews

We Pivot: Let’s Fix Canada’s Green Energy Posture

Ok, there are clearly two problems with Justin Harper’s approach to green energy, among so many others.

Here, read this, then read on to see what Canada should look like:

The declining cost of rooftop solar panels — down over 90 per cent since 2000 — has offered hope for increasing small-scale electricity generation.

Industry . . . → Read More: We Pivot: Let’s Fix Canada’s Green Energy Posture

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Faith restored? Kinder Morgan Ministerial Panel consultation wraps up

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The report from the Ministerial Panel on Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline project is expected on November 1, 2016. This report will be considered by Federal Cabinet in its upcoming decision on the project, along with the upstream greenhouse gas analysis, the flawed National Energy Board report, and any further . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Faith restored? Kinder Morgan Ministerial Panel consultation wraps up

Environmental Law Alert Blog: A Review of the Review of Reviews: A Participants’ Guide to the Federal EA Review

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In mid-September, an expert panel appointed by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the Panel) launched a public review of Canada’s environmental assessment processes (the EA Review). While the Panel and its secretariat have attempted to broadcast how the public and Indigenous groups can participate in . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: A Review of the Review of Reviews: A Participants’ Guide to the Federal EA Review

Alberta Politics: It can’t help the oil-well drillers’ campaign that ‘Bernard the Roughneck’ appeared in 2014 theatrical production

PHOTOS: Neal Hancock, nowadays better known as Bernard the Roughneck, with his co-star in a 2014 theatrical production in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The play was about a boot-maker who had his foot amputated. Below: Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs (from her Facebook account), Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors President Mark Scholz (from the CAODC’s website), […]

The post It can’t help the oil-well drillers’ campaign that ‘Bernard the Roughneck’ appeared in 2014 theatrical production appeared first on Alberta Politics.

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Alberta Politics: Wildrose leader’s public spat with the mayor of Montreal may not help, but it’s likely to continue

PHOTOS: Wildrose Opposition leader Brian Jean has been giving Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre the sink-eye again lately. Below: Mr. Coderre, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Don’t expect Alberta Opposition Leader Brian Jean’s pub… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose leader’s public spat with the mayor of Montreal may not help, but it’s likely to continue

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- John Milloy discusses the difference between trade and corporate control – while noting that recent “trade agreements” have tended to favour the latter without being the subject of meaningful public de… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Why navigation protection is also environmental protection

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 The Canadian government has announced that the House Standing Committee on T… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Why navigation protection is also environmental protection

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Federal government reviews of environmental laws: Processes where people matter

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 On June 20, the federal government unveiled a wide-ranging review of the dr… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Federal government reviews of environmental laws: Processes where people matter

The Canadian Progressive: Squamish Nation files Federal Court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The Squamish Nation has launched a court challenge against the National Energy Board’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The British Columbia-based First Nation filed the challenge in the the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouve… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Squamish Nation files Federal Court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Enbridge asks for another shot: Public comment period open on Northern Gateway’s request to extend its expiring federal approval

Friday, June 3, 2016 The Enbridge Northern Gateway project's conditional approval is on track … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Enbridge asks for another shot: Public comment period open on Northern Gateway’s request to extend its expiring federal approval

Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

  It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- James Ayre points out Radoslaw Stefanski’s study as to how cutting off fossil fuel subsidies subsidies (among other public policy preferences) would go a long way toward helping a transition toward clean, r… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Alberta Politics: C’mon … admit it, Wildrosers! Denis Coderre’s zinger burned because it landed a little too close for comfort

PHOTOS: Welcome to Bedrock City, AB. Actual rural Wildrose ridings in Southern Alberta may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Opposition Leader Brian Jean (CBC photo), Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, former Canadian Alliance leader Stockwe… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: C’mon … admit it, Wildrosers! Denis Coderre’s zinger burned because it landed a little too close for comfort

The Canadian Progressive: “Immediately suspend” NEB hearings on Trans Mountain pipeline, Burnaby mayor tells Trudeau

The mayor of Burnaby wants Prime Minister Justine Trudeau to “immediately suspend” the National Energy Board (NEB)’s hearings on Kinder Morgan’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal. The post “Immediately suspend” NEB hea… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Immediately suspend” NEB hearings on Trans Mountain pipeline, Burnaby mayor tells Trudeau

Montreal Simon: How To Stop Stephen Harper from Handcuffing Justin Trudeau

As we all know, before he was defeated by the Forces of Light, dirty old King Harper made a number of last minute patronage appointments.To ensure that his legacy would live on, and that Justin Trudeau wouldn't be able to fully control his own gove… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How To Stop Stephen Harper from Handcuffing Justin Trudeau

The Canadian Progressive: Activists Temporarily Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 9 Pipeline

Three protesters forced Enbridge to temporarily shut down its Line 9 pipeline last week after they locked themselves to equipment a valve at Ste-Justine-de-Newton on the Québec-Ontario border. The post Activists Temporarily Shut Down Enbridge’s … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Activists Temporarily Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 9 Pipeline

Montreal Simon: How To Blow Up Stephen Harper’s Patronage Appointments

In the last desperate weeks before he was crushed and humiliated, Stephen Harper, must have thought it was a brilliant move. One that would ensure his insane policies of Total Oily Domination would continue even if he was defeated.He would stack th… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How To Blow Up Stephen Harper’s Patronage Appointments

The Canadian Progressive: 100 groups urge Trudeau to halt Canada’s “broken” tar sands pipeline approval process

More than 100 groups from across Canada and the U.S. have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to halt Canada’s “broken” tar sands pipeline approval process.

The post 100 groups urge Trudeau to halt Canada’s “broken” tar sands pipeline approval process appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Exposed: 356 Conservative donors rewarded with high profile appointments under Harper

The digital consumer watchdog SumOfUs has released a list of over 350 individuals who purchased their high profile public appointments by making substantial donations to the Conservative Party of Canada.

The post Exposed: 356 Conservative donors rewarded with high profile appointments under Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian environmentalists demand overhaul of tar sands pipeline approval process

Canadian environmentalists are demanding a complete overhaul of the National Energy Board, the federal board tasked with approving major energy and tar sands pipeline energy projects. They accuse the NEB of conflict of interest and deliberate suppression free speech.

The post Canadian environmentalists demand overhaul of tar sands pipeline approval process appeared first on The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian environmentalists demand overhaul of tar sands pipeline approval process

Cowichan Conversations: The Malahat Nation People Have Been Hijacked And Are Without Representation.

Richard Hughes

The Malahat Nation people have been hijacked, and are without representation. They are being taken for a ride by some very slick, bold and aggressive Steelhead LNG hustlers.

The chatter between the

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The Canadian Progressive: Energy East: “Treaty and Aboriginal rights must be respected”

Energy East must respect treaty and Aboriginal rights, says the Ontario Energy Board in its just-released review of TransCanada’s proposed pipeline.

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