By Tony Pearse, TheTyee.ca, June 30, 2010
'Prosperity' mine builder wants to kill an entire trout-rich lake and build a new artificial one with no guarantees.
Within days, likely, the federal review panel conducting the environmental assessment of the Taseko Mines 'Prosperity' gold-copper mine will issue its final report to the minister of environment.
Brian Lewis, The Province, June 29, 2010
It looks as if some politicians and senior civil servants in B.C. are not immune to the dreaded Gordon Campbell Disease, or "GCD" as it's commonly called.
Jeff Nagel, BC Local News, Tri-City News, May 14, 2010
The City of Abbotsford has approved a manure digesting plant that Metro Vancouver officials say amounts to a waste-to-energy facility that will result in air emissions in the Fraser Valley.
Glenda Luymes, The Province, May 16, 2010
A new poll shows 59 per cent of Fraser Valley residents who know about Metro Vancouver's proposed plans for garbage incineration oppose them -- and 74 per cent connect the issue to the fight against Sumas Energy 2.
News Release, Northern Plains Resource Council, April 30, 2010
By Catherine Porter, The Star, Apr 4 2010
Protesters who showed up in gas masks outside Durham Region’s Whitby headquarters one night last May weren’t mollified by assurances that today’s incineration technology is far cleaner than that of 20 years ago.
By Catherine Porter, The Star, Apr 3 2010
DETROIT—Just off the city’s main strip, beyond a row of decaying car plants, a parade of dump trucks rumbles into a sprawling grey and red building with four smokestacks.
Catherine Porter, The Star, Apr 02 2010
It’s a humble soybean field today. But soon, a giant smokestack may mark the spot, just east of the idle auto parts plants of Oshawa, where 140,000 tonnes a year of garbage put out on the street by Durham Region residents will go to be burned.
Editorial, Brian Lewis, The Province, January 19, 2010
Is Metro Vancou-ver's relentless pursuit of waste-to-energy incinerators within its regional district, as a solution to its waste-disposal dilemma, burning itself out?
By Jeremy Deutsch, Kamloops This Week, January 13, 2010
In the coming days, the local Ministry of Environment (MOE) office can expect a terse communiqué from the city’s politicians.
The letter, sent by city council, will be reaffirming its stand against a proposed gasification plant in Kamloops.<!--break-->
Though it won’t be leading an appeal, council will be asking the MOE to consider one, while seeking an answer as to why the project wasn’t subject to a federal environmental assessment.
Jeff Nagel and Kevin Mills, Black Press, January 08, 2010
Metro Vancouver’s aim to incinerate more garbage instead of dumping it is in doubt now that a huge expansion of the Cache Creek regional landfill has won environmental approval.
The $100-million 42-hectare expansion would extend the lifespan of the nearly full dump by another 17 to 25 years.
By Jeremy Deutsch, Kamloops This Week, January 09, 2010
An air-discharge permit granted to a company interested in setting up a gasification plant that will burn creosote rail ties in the city has by far the strictest emissions standards of any permit within Kamloops, according to Ministry of Environment officials.
Despite some public and unanimous city council opposition, the ministry has given its blessing for the Aboriginal Cogeneration Corporation (ACC) to build two single-megawatt gasification generators on Mission Flats Road.