By Tony Pearse, TheTyee.ca, 9 Jul 2010
Prosperity mine will now argue its economic benefits, and feds will be handed a false picture.
If you read the news last week thinking a trout-rich northern British Columbia lake was "saved" from being filled with toxic tailings from the proposed Prosperity mine, you would be wrong.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun July 2, 2010
VANCOUVER — The adverse environmental impacts from a proposed copper-gold mine near Williams Lake are too large to be overcome by the tradeoffs suggested by the mine's proponents, a federal review panel reported Friday.
News Release, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, July 2, 2010
By CBC News, June 29, 2010
Vancouver-based Teck Resources said Tuesday an explosion in a coal dryer at its Greenhills coal mine near Elkford, B.C., will "certainly" impact coal production there, but it's too early to tell how long a shutdown will last.
By Tony Pearse, TheTyee.ca, June 30, 2010
'Prosperity' mine builder wants to kill an entire trout-rich lake and build a new artificial one with no guarantees.
Within days, likely, the federal review panel conducting the environmental assessment of the Taseko Mines 'Prosperity' gold-copper mine will issue its final report to the minister of environment.
Ian Shelton, Times Colonist, June 30, 2010
Few people bought the Campbell government's 2008 promise of a revenue-neutral B.C. carbon tax, but as its second annual hike approaches, tax credits have shelled out more than the tax brought in.
Brian Lewis, The Province, June 29, 2010
It looks as if some politicians and senior civil servants in B.C. are not immune to the dreaded Gordon Campbell Disease, or "GCD" as it's commonly called.
Dave Shannon, Prince George Citizen, June 22,2010
By Colleen Kimmett, TheTyee.ca, 19 May 2010
BC Hydro is preparing to roll out smart meters in every home. The tech industry is ready to jump on board, but are government and citizens prepared?
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, June 16, 2010
VANCOUVER — Energy giant BP's Canadian subsidiary is butting into a new environmental controversy over a proposed East Kootenay coalbed methane project while its Deepwater Horizon well continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist June 15, 2010
Sides at odds over pollution, economic impact in Comox area
There's black gold underground in the Comox Valley, but a proposal for a new coal mine on Vancouver Island -- the first one in 25 years -- has several communities debating what price they want to pay for it.
By Fred Glendale And Dallas Smith, Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2010
The Da'naxda'xw, K'omoks and Campbell River first nations have a vision to create one of the most sustainable clean energy developments in North America.
By Marvin Shaffer, Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2010
New legislation to force energy 'self-sufficiency' on BC Hydro flies under the radar as the hated HST garners public attention
While the HST has captured all the attention, the province's passage of the Clean Energy Act in the recent legislative session is a far more serious matter.
Katie Findlay, Revelstoke Times Review, June 12, 2010
“Let’s look after our backyard,” said James Knoop at an event hosted by the North Columbia Environmental Society on Monday, June 7.
By Rob Shaw, Times Colonist, June 12, 2010
B.C.'s Liberal government was rocked yesterday by the surprise resignation of energy minister Blair Lekstrom, who left both his cabinet post and the Liberal caucus to protest the unpopular harmonized sales tax.
Terrace Standard, June 09, 2010
BC HYDRO won’t reveal exactly how much it’s paying an Alberta company for the power to come from a large run-of-river project north of here, but says it’s within the range of what it’s paying companies elsewhere.
Jenny Wagler/Staff Writer, Coast Reporter, June 4, 2010
The Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) decried independent power projects (IPPs) as “a scam of epic proportions” to a packed gathering of Coast residents at Roberts Creek Community Hall Thursday evening, May 27, at an event co-hosted by the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of B.C. (COSCO).
By Peter Gorrie, The Star, June 5, 2010
By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, June 4, 2010
Despite the spectre of environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico -- where oil is spewing from a destroyed BP well -- the federal and provincial governments aren't closing the door on oil drilling off B.C.'s coast or supertankers plying the province's tricky northern waters.
MARK JACCARD, Vancouver Sun, June 4, 2010
British Columbia's proposed clean energy act has triggered extreme statements pro and con.
"Great, because our elected representatives are taking responsibility for electricity policy."
"Disastrous, because it reduces utilities commission control over BC Hydro."
By Mitchell Anderson, TheTyee.ca, June 3, 2010
Flow of tar sands crude to Burrard Inlet rising, and will more than double: Kinder Morgan.
The proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline to Kitimat is stirring strong public opposition to the super tankers it would attract along British Columbia's northern coast.
Mark Forsyth, CBC Almanac, June 2, 2010
Mark Forsyth talks with guest Colin Kinsley of the Northern Gateway Alliance and callers about the Northern Gateway Pipelines project.
Jamie Woodford, Dawson Creek Daily News, May 29,2010
A seemingly ordinary Site C Dam update presented by BC Hydro turned into a heated debate Thursday.
At the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) meeting, Area C Director Arthur Hadland was troubled by many factors he said were missing from the Stage 2 report of BC Hydro’s method to get the Site C project underway.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, June 01, 2010
Liberal MLA voices opposition to – and says he will vote against – certain parts of the proposed bill
The B.C. government’s proposed Clean Energy Act – a centrepiece of the legislative agenda this year – is flawed and unrealistic, says a government backbench MLA.