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Indigenous Advocate Seeks Justice - Files charges against Imperial Metals Over Biggest Mining Spill in Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 05 August 2017 12:03

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Indigenous Advocate Seeks Justice - Files charges against Imperial Metals Over Biggest Mining Spill in Canada

Bev Sellars and Jacinda Mack, Vancouver, August 4 2017

Vancouver, August 4, 2017, 3h30pm. As today marks the third anniversary of the Mt Polley Mine disaster and the time limit to file charges under BC laws, Indigenous advocate Bev Sellars announces that she filed private charges against Mount Polley Mining Corporation (Imperial Metals) at the Provincial Court of British Columbia this afternoon in Vancouver. Sellars was acting Chief of Xat’sull First Nation when the disaster struck near her community on August 4, 2014.

This legal action comes after the newly elected Horgan government announced earlier this week it would not file charges before the August 4 deadline, stating that “an investigation was still ongoing,” and passing the buck to the Trudeau government to enforce the federal Fisheries Act in the matter.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:40
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Coalition urges banks to deny financing for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:17

Indigenous and environmental groups urge governments to divest from banks that ignore opposition to pipeline

The Canadian Press Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017 7:59 AM MT

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is the target of a coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's six biggest banks and others to back away from funding it.

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is the target of a coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's 

 

A coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's six biggest banks and others to back away from providing funding for Kinder Morgan Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The coalition of 20 Indigenous and environmental groups says in an open letter that it will use its influence to urge local and foreign governments to divest from banks that ignore its opposition to the pipeline.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 23:04
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B.C. FIRST NATIONS HAVE CLEANER, CHEAPER SUBSTITUTE FOR SITE C HYDRO PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:55

 

British Columbia’s First Nations have a plan ready to make up the 1,100 megawatts of generating capacity that may be withdrawn from the province’s forecast supply if the Green and New Democratic Parties succeed in taking office and, as promised, refer the contentious Site C hydro project for review by the BC Utilities Commission, leading to its cancellation.

 

The plan, drafted with First Nations input by Clean Energy BC back in 2014, may need a bit of updating to reflect the plummeting cost of renewable generation. But even back then, said Executive Director Paul Kariya, “we told the B.C. government we think we can do it cheaper.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:00
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Site C Must Be Canceled And A Fair And Just Transition Instituted For Those Jobs Affected By The Cancellation PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 03 June 2017 20:57

BY Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

SITE C

 

 

 

The evidence based UBC Report said:

 

We came to the conclusion, looking over 10 different scenarios, that it makes the most economic sense to suspend or cancel Site C while the project is referred to the BC Utilities Commission.”

 “Our analysis indicates that cancelling the Site C project as   of June 30, 2017, would save between $500-million and $1.65-billion, depending on future conditions"

Last Updated on Friday, 09 June 2017 09:15
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Horgan to Hydro: Don’t Sign New Site C Contracts or Evict Residents PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 01 June 2017 18:23

By Emma Gilchrist • Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 

B.C.Leader John Horgan has written to B.C.HYDRO CEO Jessica McDonald to urge the crown corporation not to finalize any contracts or evict any residents to make way for the Site C dam until a new government is in place.

“I note that the majority of British Columbians who voted in this election voted for parties that want to see the Site C project reviewed or stopped,” Horgan wrote to McDonald.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 June 2017 23:07
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