Category Archives: Energy

Challenging trans Mountain’s 2018 Injunction

Editor’s note: Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are challenging a 2018 injunction to prevent protesters from “physically obstructing, impeding or otherwise preventing access” to work sites in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Tim Takaro says there are two environmentally sensitive streams along the route and inadequate consideration of the pipeline’s climate impact.

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trans Mountain says it was trying to ensure “safe construction” when it removed a peaceful protest site in December along its pipeline route in the Vancouver area.

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Quadra and Cortes Islands without power overnight

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

With ferries cancelled, BC Hydro says that customers on Quadra and Cortes Island will be left without power overnight (Jan. 5). 

According to BC Hydro, 8,963 customers on North Vancouver Island were without power as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the majority of outages concentrated in Tofino, Campbell River and Courtenay

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G20 scorecard: continuing to heavily subsidize fossil fuels

When the world met in Paris, in 2009, they signed commitments to adopt “finance flows consistent with a pathway toward low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” A G20 scorecard from the Institute for Sustainable Development finds that the actions of G20 nations contradict this. 

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