By Delores Broten, Watershed Sentinel, April 6, 2012
Comox Joint Review Panel Hearings, March 30 & 31st, 2012
Speaker after speaker poured out their passionate pleas to an impassive panel at the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings in Comox, BC, March 30 & 31. Some described in loving detail their ocean-side worlds and the terrible weather on the north coast.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Apr. 05, 2012
VICTORIA— The federal review of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline has hit another setback this week after a coastal first nation community withdrew from the process, saying the Harper government has predetermined the outcome.
By Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun, April 2, 2012
BELLA BELLA - Members of the Heiltsuk First Nation are negotiating with the review panel this morning in Bella Bella to try to get the scheduled hearings on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline back on track amid safety concerns.
Ian Austin, The Province, March 26, 2012
Protesters marching through downtown Vancouver Monday promised to fight big oil and big government and put a stop to proposed pipeline expansions in B.C.
Damien Gillis, TheCanadian.org, March 26, 2012
Rebecca Aldous, Squamish Chief, March 16, 2012
After uncovering alarming information on Sea to Sky Corridor run-of-river power plants, a B.C.-based environmental organization is again calling for a moratorium to cap the industry.
By Paul J. Henderson, Chilliwack Times, with files from Vancouver Sun and Burnaby Now, March 15, 2012
Few people aware of company's plans to twin a crude oil pipeline that runs right through our city
By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, March 12, 2012
Renowned fishing spot ties for first place in annual B.C survey
Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2012
Freedom-of-information documents detail death of salmon, steelhead due to water fluctuations
The Mamquam River pours cold and fresh off the Coast Mountains, forming pools and canyons and chutes of white water on its way to the Squamish River and Howe Sound.
By Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, March 08, 2012
The woman on the other line was concerned.
A Kamloops resident, she had called the office of Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart after participating in a telephone survey he had commissioned to gauge support for a potential twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.
Chris Wood, LA Times, February 29, 2012
Five years ago, the province of British Columbia launched a quest to slash its carbon emissions. Here's what it has learned.
by Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, February 17, 2012
Representatives made a presentation to council this week
BREAKING NEWS – An American company that specializes in combusting municipal waste is eyeing Catalyst Paper Corporation’s Powell River mill site for a potential waste-to-energy facility.
Geoff Plant, The Plant Rant, Feb 22, 2012
The usual job of a utilities commission is to protect consumers from high prices that might otherwise be charged by monopoly service providers. The utility asks for an X% increase, and the regulator gives it something less. So it was more than a little interesting when the BC Utilities Commission decided last week to increase electricity rates by nearly twice as much as BC Hydro had asked for (7.1% instead of 3.9%).
George Gibson, Common Sense Canadian, February 24, 2012
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, February 24, 2012
Follows similar amount last year to promote development at Kitimat and northern pipeline
News Release, BC Hydro, February 15, 2012
Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, February 21, 2012
The smartest move the City of Nelson ever made, purely from a financial standpoint, was building its own powerhouse at Bonnington. For over a century, the city has reaped the benefits of its foresight, and tens of millions of dollars have been paid into municipal coffers that otherwise would have likely gone to a private company.
By Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, February 21, 2012
Part of a series marking Heritage Week in BC. Click here for a list of Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about Nelson Hydro.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, February 22, 2012
Ramp-up to LNG production, increased overall demand is bullish for government revenue
The British Columbia government is anticipating a substantial recovery of natural gas royalty revenues over the next three years.
By Rebecca Penty, Postmedia News, February 22, 2012
Kinder Morgan announces plans for $3.8-billion expansion of Trans Mountain line
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said Tuesday it will move ahead with planning a $3.8-billion proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline to connect growing oilsands production with Canada's West Coast for export, after receiving strong and binding commitments from shippers.
Ian Bailey, Globe and Mail, Feb. 21, 2012
VICTORIA— B.C. Liberals are questioning a key tenet of North America’s only carbon tax, enacted into law by former premier Gordon Campbell.
By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 2012
VANCOUVER -- Coal is fast gaining notoriety as the dirtiest fossil fuel and a growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions, all of which is staining the B.C. government's green climate-action initiatives.
QMI Agency, 19 Feb 2012
B.C.'s Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District became the second local government in less than a week to pass a resolution opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.
By Alan S. Hale, The Northern View, December 14, 2011
The City of Prince Rupert has released a draft of its written submission to the government hearings on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, which are set top begin next month.
By Alan S. Hale - The Northern View, February 18, 2012
The Joint Review Panel hearings in Prince Rupert on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline are over, and many are feeling disillusioned with the process. Not even an hour had passed after it ended before a public meeting was organized for Februrary 28 to come up with a better way than regulatory hearings to oppose the pipeline.