PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction

PRESS RELEASE: County Sustainability Group, December 29, 2019   While the ‘Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ is designed to protect individuals from unconstitutional acts by the government,  the International Criminal Court prosecutes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. The legal test for criminal liability is whether one knew or should have known that an action … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction”

Alberta Utilities Commission Releases Interim Direction on Indigenous Consultation

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the “AUC”) recently announced that it will review its application requirements for consultation with Indigenous communities. The AUC has released an Interim Direction on Indigenous consultation for proponents to follow while this review is undertaken. “[T]o ensure that application requirements for consultation with First Nations and Métis are clear”, it is separating its … Continue reading “Alberta Utilities Commission Releases Interim Direction on Indigenous Consultation”

Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists

Three climate protesters glued their hands to a DLR train at Canary Wharf in April  Police officers attend the scene of the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf DLR station on 17 April. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters A jury has expressed its regret at convicting three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train … Continue reading “Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists”

Pressure on Canada to meet emission targets as CO2 levels hit record high

A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson WATCH THE VIDEO The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2018, according to new data put out Monday by the World Meteorological Organization, a revelation that casts a … Continue reading “Pressure on Canada to meet emission targets as CO2 levels hit record high”

The Race to Zero Emissions: compressed air, future of aviation, fossil-fuel lobbying

Here’s what happened over the past week that helped or harmed the world’s chances of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions to zero. 🔽 Decreases emissions 1️⃣ What did UN’s climate summit in New York achieve? A long list of countries committed to work toward hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. It’s mostly composed of places that don’t contribute … Continue reading “The Race to Zero Emissions: compressed air, future of aviation, fossil-fuel lobbying”

Government looks at oilsands water release into Athabasca River

In Canada where ecocide becomes routine… The Syncrude oilsands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray on June 1, 2014. JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS The provincial and federal governments have partnered with oil giant Syncrude to assess whether treated wastewater from Alberta’s oilsands could be released into the lower … Continue reading “Government looks at oilsands water release into Athabasca River”

Investors Pressure Oil Giants on Ocean Plastics Pollution

Even as Canada is falling behind on banning plastics, the Green Party candidate for Bay of Quinte is looking to ban single-use plastics. Will the candidates from other parties move to protect the environment?  (See RELATED articles below.) Climate-conscious shareholders who have long focused on fossil fuel damage are turning attention to another growing and … Continue reading “Investors Pressure Oil Giants on Ocean Plastics Pollution”

B.C. under ‘enormous pressure’ to cancel Site C dam: First Nations chief

Province and First Nations seeking ‘alternatives to litigation’ in confidential discussions West Moberly First Nations are not backing down from their long battle to stop the Site C dam following Tuesday’s announcement that they will engage in confidential discussions with BC Hydro and the provincial government, says Chief Roland Willson. “Our position is that the … Continue reading “B.C. under ‘enormous pressure’ to cancel Site C dam: First Nations chief”

A colossal waste’: BC Hydro report hints at cost overruns at Site C dam

A revealing update from BC Hydro says the project’s budget — which has grown from $6.6 billion to $10.7 billion — is now ‘under pressure’ and ‘did not contemplate certain unforeseen financial impacts’ A farmer looks out over construction at the Site C dam. Several family farms will be flooded by the dam’s 128-kilometre reservoir. … Continue reading “A colossal waste’: BC Hydro report hints at cost overruns at Site C dam”

Critics Say the Green New Deal Is Too Costly. Here’s the Cost of the Status Quo.

Taxpayers are spending billions subsidizing polluting industries. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) at a press conference introducing a resolution calling for a Green New Deal, February 7, 2019. Source: Senate Democrats To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, … Continue reading “Critics Say the Green New Deal Is Too Costly. Here’s the Cost of the Status Quo.”