Jun 052018

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/suncor-energy-files-application-for-160000-bpd-lewis-oilsands-project  Suncor Energy files application for 160,000-bpd Lewis oilsands project 2018-02-27 Geoffrey Morgan   CALGARY – Canada’s largest integrated energy company has filed an application for a massive new oilsands project defying expectations of slowing growth in the oilsands.   The Alberta Energy Regulator issued a notice Tuesday that Suncor Energy Inc. is seeking regulatory […]

Jun 012018
2018-05-31  Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?   Bruce Livesay, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/31/justin-trudeau-kinder-morgan-pipeline-china-did-he-fear-being-sued Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China? The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built Bruce Livesey Last modified on Thu 31 May 2018 19.02 BST Justin Trudeau in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. Photograph: Canadian […]

May 302018
2018-05-30   Opinion Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world's newest oil executive,  The Guardian,  Bill McKibbon

The Canadian prime minister presents himself as a climate hero. By promising to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he reveals his true self @billmckibben ‘Trudeau is banking on the fact that his liberal charm will soothe things over.’ Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters     In case anyone wondered, this is how the world ends: with the […]

May 282018

CLOSELY RELATED:  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (Canadian)   My friend who has learning disabilities  likes “Les Miserables”,  the musical.  She has seen it, and played it many times over.  Auditory memory serves her quite well.  Internet searches are aided by spell check.  Today, she left a phone message: Just to […]

May 232018

Thanks to Hart for Global biomass. This web page (profile, Environment Editor, The Guardian)  has thumbnails for May postings.   There are some very important articles. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/damiancarrington   Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in […]

May 032018

With thanks to Marjaleena: Hello all, This in yesterday’s (May 1) Vancouver Province, unedited, but also edited in Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Regina Leader Post. (Unfortunately, the latter two saw fit to edit out an important paragraph, which I have italicized below.  Too strong a statement?) It would be great if you could put your comments […]

Apr 292018

Public consultations, BC residents   (https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018ENV0003-000298# ) All feedback will be summarized into a public ‘What We Heard’ report that will be posted to this site in summer 2018. New spill regulations are anticipated in 2019. From the Govt website,  http://engage.gov.bc.ca/spillsregulation: . . .   Email your written submission to SpillResponse@gov.bc.ca before April 30, 2018.  Written submissions will […]

Apr 252018

My appreciation to Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee for his patience in the CBC interview of him, and for taking the nuclear waste issue to the United Nations. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/nuclear-waste-disposal-in-canada-is-an-accident-waiting-to-happen-says-indigenous-leader-1.4629258 Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is ‘an accident waiting to happen,’ says Indigenous leader ‘People are gambling with people’s lives,’ says grand council chief of the […]

Apr 142018
2018-04-14   What’s really criminal in Canada’s Kinder Morgan pipeline debacle, by Martyn Brown, in the "straight"

Re the author   Martyn Brown was former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, the top strategic adviser to three provincial party leaders, and a former deputy minister of tourism, trade, and investment. He also served as the B.C. Liberals’ public campaign director in 2001, 2005, and 2009, and in addition to his other […]