Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group, and Managing Editor of The Vancouver Observer.

Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but bonds only a fraction of this amount

Analysts say cleanup costs for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings disaster could cost anywhere from $50 million to $500 million, but the security bonds available today to help cover that are...

Mining Minister announces independent review of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Mining Minister Bill Bennett pledges to "take responsibility" if his ministry's negligence is found to have contributed to the Mount Polley tailings breach.

University professor sues NEB for ignoring Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion's climate impact

Climate scientist Danny Harvey has launched a constitutional challenge against the National Energy Board for refusing to consider climate change as a factor in its decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans...

Public comment period for Arctic drilling project closes

The last day for the public to submit comment on Imperial Oil's arctic drilling in the Beaufort Sea has just ended today.  Imperial, Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC filed a...

After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal

A northeastern B.C. chief, that once galvanized province-wide opposition to LNG fast-tracking, just inked a deal for her band to profit from a coming frack boom

Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Investors upset that company failed to provide facts about the tailings pond prior to the disaster.

Protesters march through downtown Vancouver to denounce Imperial Metals' Mount Polley negligence

The Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society led a rally today to protest Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the Mount Polley tailing ponds disaster which spilled 10.5 million cubic metres of...

Conservative MP slams West Van vote to ban LNG tankers from Howe Sound

"I am a firm believer that the environment is the economy," said MP John Weston.

Imperial Metals wanted to detoxify Mount Polley tailings, but overlooked underlying problems

The mine was actively trying to find methods to make its tailings safer for the environment. Why didn't it deal with the issue of finding a place to safely discharge its water?

Amid selfie storm, Trudeau promises more action on citizenship bill

Like commuters on a rush-hour train in Tokyo, people pushed and shoved against each other to get close to Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau during his brief visit to Douglas Park on Monday. In...