Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach followed years of government warnings Imperial Metals issued with latest warning in May due to height of wastewater in tailings pond
By Jenni Sheppard, CBC News Posted: Aug 05, 2014 9:50 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014 6:20 AM PT
Our government should be at least partially held to account for this disaster, since ‘warning’ their pals and probably, political donors, is not terribly effective…and now we have this to deal with.. This is the same bunch who think that a pipeline is a great idea..if they can’t even control one mining (Read more…)
Earlier this week, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington and B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced their Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, “committing their governments, and a region that represents the world’s fifth largest economy, to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy.”
The plan makes significant
Just when we thought our prime ministerial jackass had given the West Coast his worst, he pulls another trick on us. This time it’s all about giving free licence to poachers besetting our shellfish and fish stocks.
Was a time, pre-Harper, when the Department of Fisheries & Oceans actually attended to things like fisheries and, well, oceans. Not so much any more. It seems Harper didn’t want them saying anything unpleasant about his Northern Gateway fantasy – stuff like bitumen spills and tanker accidents and marine habitat stuff. So, in keeping with his responsibility to Canada, he shut them (Read more…)
Oil companies going unpunished for thousands of North Sea spills
I am including a link to this article in the Guardian online of Oct 25, 2012, because it is absolutely critical for anyone who is undecided re the true cost of that nasty pipeline across our beautiful Province, and linking to our semi-pristine coastline to read and understand this, and what it means for BC…we need to take this very seriously, and for those throughout Canada who feel that we are being obstructive (yes we can!) or ungrateful (gimme a break!) here is just a small part of the
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B.C. seeks ‘fair share’ in new Gateway pipeline deal Province lays out five criteria for all new crude oil pipelines
After all the BS, Christy Clark has, once again, shown that the leopard never ever changes its spots….
This was your last and final chance to seriously prove you are a member of the human race, Crusty, and of course you screwed it up..you don’t object to the pipeline for the blatantly obvious (to everyone else) reasons of safety pollution and greed at the expense of the integrity of our West Coast, oh no, it’s all about
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Renowned Canadian artist Robert Bateman speaks out against the Northern Gateway Pipeline: * Sign the petition at: http://www.notankers.ca
Here’s something I was requested to share on Facebook, and i’m happy to do so…it’s a great symbol for the expressed unity of First Nations people and everyone else opposed to this toxic concept, and a fittingly scary trope for all that this pipeline concievably represents.. Artwork by Andy Everson, NorthWest Coast First Nations Artist
We don’t want it here, end of…hear that Emperor Steve? No matter how much you dick around with the Fisheries Act, or shorten and thereby invalidate enviromental investigations of corporate projects, no matter how much money China or any other shareholder in Alberta’s filthy oilsands
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