Jenny Uechi Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5188 en Leonardo DiCaprio visits Fort McMurray http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/leonardo-dicaprio-visits-fort-mcmurray Leonardo DiCaprio is in Fort McMurray, &nbsp;the heart of Alberta's oil sands industry, to research and gather material for an upcoming documentary about climate change.&nbsp; Shortly before his...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/leonardo-dicaprio-visits-fort-mcmurray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/leonardo-dicaprio-visits-fort-mcmurray#comments News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19569 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but bonds only a fraction of this amount http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster-could-cost-500-million-bonds-only-fraction-amount Analysts say cleanup costs for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings disaster could cost anywhere from&nbsp;$50 million to $500 million, but the security bonds available today to help cover that are...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster-could-cost-500-million-bonds-only-fraction-amount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster-could-cost-500-million-bonds-only-fraction-amount#comments News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:03:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19553 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mining Minister announces independent review of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mining-minister-announces-independent-review-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. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mining-minister-announces-independent-review-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mining-minister-announces-independent-review-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster#comments News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:10:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19538 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com University professor sues NEB for ignoring Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion's climate impact http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/university-professor-sues-neb-ignoring-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansions-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/university-professor-sues-neb-ignoring-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansions-climate-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/university-professor-sues-neb-ignoring-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansions-climate-impact#comments News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19537 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Public comment period for Arctic drilling project closes http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/public-comment-period-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.&nbsp; Imperial,&nbsp;Exxon Mobil Corp.&nbsp;and&nbsp;BP PLC&nbsp;filed a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/public-comment-period-arctic-drilling-project-closes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/public-comment-period-arctic-drilling-project-closes#comments News Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:33:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19531 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/after-kicking-out-government-officials-industry-summit-fort-nelson-first-nation-signs-lng-camp 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<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/after-kicking-out-government-officials-industry-summit-fort-nelson-first-nation-signs-lng-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/after-kicking-out-government-officials-industry-summit-fort-nelson-first-nation-signs-lng-camp#comments News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19521 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/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. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/shareholder-starts-class-action-lawsuit-over-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/shareholder-starts-class-action-lawsuit-over-imperial-metals-mount-polley-disaster#comments News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19517 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Protesters march through downtown Vancouver to denounce Imperial Metals' Mount Polley negligence http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/protesters-march-through-downtown-vancouver-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... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/protesters-march-through-downtown-vancouver-denounce-imperial-metals-mount-polley-negligence#comments News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:19:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19512 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Conservative MP slams West Van vote to ban LNG tankers from Howe Sound http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/conservative-mp-slams-west-van-vote-ban-lng-tankers-howe-sound "I am a firm believer that the environment is the economy," said MP John Weston.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/conservative-mp-slams-west-van-vote-ban-lng-tankers-howe-sound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/conservative-mp-slams-west-van-vote-ban-lng-tankers-howe-sound#comments News Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:42:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19510 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Imperial Metals wanted to detoxify Mount Polley tailings, but overlooked underlying problems http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/imperial-metals-wanted-detoxify-mount-polley-tailings-overlooked-other-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? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/imperial-metals-wanted-detoxify-mount-polley-tailings-overlooked-other-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/imperial-metals-wanted-detoxify-mount-polley-tailings-overlooked-other-problems#comments World Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19509 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com