Posted on September 13, 2014

As coal-fired plants have vanished from its landscape, renewable energy has taken off in a big way in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province.

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Posted on September 07, 2014


As I listen to yet more Port Metro Vancouver and the provincial Liberal's propaganda about the need for expanding the Gateway Pacific, the more disgusted I get.

One of the biggest lies coming from Christy Clark's government is the need to remove and replace the Massey tunnel.

Their plan to put up a 10 lane bridge for the sole purpose of relieving traffic congestion is not supported by Metro Vancouver or even Delta residents.  No one has seen the plans or what the bridge will really cost.

Posted on August 20, 2014

There may be a light at the end of the long dark tunnel: It appears China's coal boom is over.

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Coalwatch Sounds Alarm Over New Player in Vancouver Island Coal Rush

Posted on June 11, 2014

CoalWatch News, June 10, 2014

In January of 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Mines awarded coal tenure to Hillsborough Resources for 2287 hectares in two claims on Woodhus Creek and the Oyster River. This was despite a request from the Comox Valley Regional District that the tenures not be approved. The claims are immediately to the southeast of Hillsborough's Quinsam Mine.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Voters Taking Action on Climate Change issues notice of legal challenge of Texada Island coal export permit approval
-- challenge will argue use of Mines Act to issue coal port permit illegal, process unfair

Posted on April 17, 2014

 -- coal contamination on beach confirmed by citizen lab test, suggests terminal violating existing export permit

On November 19th, 2010, an explosion ripped through the Pike River coal mine in New Zealand.  29 miners were killed and their bodies remain entombed to this day. One of the dead miners was 21 year old Ben Rockhouse.  Ben's dad, Neville Rockhouse was the mine safety and training manager.  He lost his beloved son on that tragic day, and his reputation.

Posted on October 08, 2012

Most of the coal mines on Vancouver Island closed long ago. A few working remnants of that robust past linger on, such as Quinsam Coal in Strathcona Park, but Vancouver Island's coal industry had said farewell to its glory days. Now the ghost of that dangerous and grimy past, when the Royal Navy fuelled up in Nanaimo, and Ginger Goodwin lost his life in a union organizing drive, is surfacing. The implications of coal bed methane gas extraction for an island just beginning a new life in the post-resource extraction era are startling.


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