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Montana Governor challenges Campbell on coalbed methane

07.20.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

Montana Governor Judy Martz has written to Premier Gordon Campbell to inform him that she is “exploring the possibility of asking the Canadian Government to conduct an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act prior to the sale of” coalbed methane leases that have been posted for auction in the Crowsnest Coalfield This follows […]

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BC gov’t contradicted by leaked internal report

07.19.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

The BC government already has a credibility problem with BC’s First Nations and communities. Now they’re putting BC’s credibility rating at risk in the USA. A sizable delegation of officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mines were in Helena recently, attempting to allay concerns in Montana about coalbed methane plans in the upper Flathead […]

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South Meager Geothermal Project

07.16.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

This bulletin is for your information. Few people are aware that there is interest in geothermal power generation in British Columbia. However, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has sold tenures to two areas known to have geothermal potential: 1. recently in the East Kootenays, and 2. the more fully explored Meager Creek area north […]

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"Preservation" spin – the year ahead in land use plans

07.11.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

Some recent news stories have provided a glimpse into the BC government’s strategy for the Land & Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) it is trying to complete before the election in May. It appears that the government will try to herald the conservation measures it puts in place into the appearance of a new, “preservationist” style […]

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Flathead & Crowsnest drilling rights posted

07.09.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

The BC government has for the second time this year posted for auction the Crowsnest (Flathead and Coal Creek) petroleum and natural gas drilling rights. Earlier, the government withdrew the posting, in response to mounting opposition in the East Kootenays and in Montana. Following that, the town of Fernie passed a resolution stating that a […]

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Simplifying Softwood Spin

06.28.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

Over the past few weeks the US-Canada softwood dispute marched across the headlines, but once again the stories have offered little analysis or context. NDP leader Jack Layton promised that if elected he would retaliate against the US by restricting energy exports. Rusty Wood, head of the despised US Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports, visited […]

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BC Sustainable Energy Association launch June 21

06.15.04 | Retired Campaigns |  admin

New Association Launches a Sustainable Energy Vision for BC Currently when the wind blows in British Columbia, no wind turbines collect its energy. When the sun shines on homes and buildings, few solar panels or water heaters collect its heat. When the tides roll through B.C.’s coastal inlets, no tidal turbines capture their awesome power. […]

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A community says "Never again"

06.11.04 | No Tankers |  admin

On June 10, 1999, a gas pipeline in Bellingham’s Whatcom Falls Park exploded, killing three young people. The legacy of that event is shared grief and sense of loss in the community that the city feels to this day, five years later. (See Ceremony honors pipeline blast victims and Whatcom Falls pipeline disaster) The explosion […]

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