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If The Harper government approves the northern Gateway project, they will have defied international law and may be guilty of gross negligence PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 07:43

 

By Joan Russow Global compliance Research Project

 

Given the potential threats to the environment and to the land of first nations, under no condition should the Northern Gateway Project Proceed

 

UPDATE: HARPER APPROVED NORTHERN GATEWAY 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 20:04
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First Nations and other opponents will "do what's necessary and whatever it takes" to stop the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:26

 

Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:20PM EDT

 

Northern Gateway project

 

Douglas Channel, the proposed termination point for an oil pipeline in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, is pictured in an aerial

view in Kitimat, B.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

First Nations and other opponents will "do what's necessary and whatever it takes" to stop the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, a British Columbia chief

says days ahead of the project's expected approval.

The federal government is expected to give Enbridge's $7-billion pipeline project the green light early this week, just as the House rises for the summer break.

The pipeline would carry Alberta bitumen across British Columbia to a port in Kitimat, where it would board tankers for shipment to Asian markets.

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Update on Enbridge Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:24

 By the Sierra Club of Canada

Our friends over at the World Wildlife Fund had a group of scientist look over the Joint Panel Report on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline.

 

They concluded that the report is flawed and the federal government should not approve the pipeline. Over 100 scientists have now signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging him not to approve the pipeline.

Consider this an invitation to add your voice to the scientists, thousands of Canadians, and over 100 First Nations who oppose this pipeline!

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 22:11
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Desmond Tutu calls tar sands the product of "negligence and greed" PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 01 June 2014 11:40

By Linda Solomon Wood Linda Solomon Wood

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Photo by Bill Weaver

"The oil sands are emblematic of an era that must end," said South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu at a conference in Fort McMurray held to highlight First Nation treaty and the threat of climate change.

Archbishop Tutu had strong words for bitumen extraction from Alberta's oil sands the result of "negligence and greed".

While deeply critical of Canada's rapid oil development, Tutu stressed that he could not tell Canadians what to do, and said ultimately Canada already knew what had to be done to prevent further environmental degradation. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 11:45
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Unprecedented B.C. glacier melt seeps into U.S. climate change concerns PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 18 May 2014 18:53

 

Some B.C. glaciers losing 22 cubic kilometres of ice a year, or about 22 billion cubic metres of water

The Canadian Press Posted: May 18, 2014 6:02 AM PT Last Updated: May 18, 2014 11:12 AM PT

A close-up view shows the terminus of the Lowell Glacier in Kluane National Park, between B.C. and Alaska in the southwest corner of Yukon, in 2011. A U.S. report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt of glaciers in British Columbia and Alaska as a major issue.

A close-up view shows the terminus of the Lowell Glacier in Kluane National Park, between B.C. and Alaska in the southwest corner of Yukon, in 2011. A U.S. report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt of glaciers in British Columbia and Alaska as a major issue. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

But they're in rapid retreat, and an American state-of-the-union report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt in British Columbia and Alaska as a major climate change issue.

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