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‘Climate Action’ kids urge end to Fraser Surrey coal exports
"The Fraser Surrey Coal Exports Expansion....is almost like a manslaughter of our 2020 Greenest City goals," said teenager Alice Xu.
Feb 2nd, 2015
Coal protest at Port of Vancouver offices gets ugly
Things turned violent when a handful of members of environmental activist group Rising Tide arrived at Canada Place this morning dressed as Santa and walked into Port of...
Dec 16th, 2013
Ontario cuts coal, while BC looks for more
It may be the industrial heartland of Canada, but Ontario took a major step forward this week by announcing all its coal fired generating plants would shut down, while in ‘super natural” BC the...
Nov 22nd, 2013
Kinder Morgan abandoning coal plan: looking for new sites in Pacific Northwest
Decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon Oregon coal shipment proposal could mean more coal trains to Canada
May 10th, 2013
British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?
On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.
Mar 20th, 2013
City of Vancouver takes leadership on coal: highlights of yesterday’s hearing
Three business representatives and three climate stability advocates faced off before the Vancouver City Council to comment on the motion that City staff “report back on a bylaw to prevent...
Mar 14th, 2013
Outrage over Port coal expansion grows
Mar 12th, 2013
Battle over coal heats up in Metro Vancouver
Maureen Coroliuc has firsthand experience of the impact uncovered coal trains rumbling past her White Rock tea shop can have. “It’s a dark black dust. Dust is usually brown. Ours is black, a dirty,...
Mar 11th, 2013
Premier Clark at LNG conference: BC will not be undersold
Premier Clark’s sense of urgency at the BC Province's LNG conference was similar to that of climate stability advocates – except that hers is for rapid deployment of the LNG industry. This is a...
Feb 25th, 2013
"It's Our Future!": Vancouver youth rally to demand that Port of Metro Vancouver say "NO" to coal exports
Students from many different high schools found each other on "Vancouver Youth Say NO to Coal" facebook page
Feb 7th, 2013