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Lago Agrio: Ecuadoreans can seek Chevron damages in Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:40

By BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25425784

17 December 2013 

 

Sign at a Chevron petrol station in Los Angeles, California 9 October 2012
A lower judge had ruled the plaintiffs had no access to assets of Chevron's Canadian subsidiary

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An Ecuadorean indigenous group can seek enforcement of a $9.5bn (£5.8bn) judgement against US petrol giant Chevron in the Canadian courts, an Ontario appeals court has ruled.

Ecuadorean courts awarded the damages in 2011 and 2013 after the villagers sued over 18 years of pollution of the Amazon jungle in the Lago Agrio region.

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The Moral and Criminal Case Against Canada's Climate Negligence PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:51

 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/07-0

Taken from a brief submitted to the CBC and select Members of Canadian Parliament

altDoes Canada’s stance on climate change and our current economic development plan constitute moral negligence? (Photo: Tar Sands in Focus)It was several days before media reports and commentary on the havoc caused by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines finally began to acknowledge a possible connection to anthropogenic climate change. While no single hyper-storm can be positively attributed to human disruption of the global climate system, climate models predict that extreme weather events will increase in frequency and violence. Unprecedented natural maelstroms like Haiyan provide empirical evidence that the models are likely correct.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:59
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Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK'd by Ottawa PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 16:57

 By CBC

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 06, 2013 9:04 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/potentially-damaging-jackpine-oilsands-mine-expansion-ok-d-by-ottawa-1.2454849

 

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Shell Canada's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister's view that it's "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects." 

 

In a statement late Friday, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq concluded that the effects from the 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion are "justified in the circumstances."

The project would be located north of Fort McMurray, Alta. The nearby Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has said the project will violate several federal laws covering fisheries and species at risk, as well as treaty rights.

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Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK'd by Ottawa PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 16:52

 

Environment minister says negative environmental effect is 'justified in the circumstances'

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 06, 2013 9:04 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013 9:33 PM MT

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In a statement late Friday, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq concluded that the effects from the 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion are "justified in the circumstances."

The project would be located north of Fort McMurray, Alta. The nearby Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has said the project will violate several federal laws covering fisheries and species at risk, as well as treaty rights.

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Mark Jaccard, Ex-Harper Appointee, Calls Canada A 'Rogue State' On Environment PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:29

 By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

 

 

Mark Jaccard was one of the first people nominated by the Conservatives to the environmental file when he was named in 2006 to the federal government's now-defunct National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:33
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