Ecojustice recaps the (long) weekend in Canadian environmental news
Ecojustice delivers all the environmental news you need to read, hear or watch, including stories about a deadline for the review of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline, a potential source of pipeline opposition, vulnerable species and a pipeline break up.
By Pierre Hamilton, Communications Associate
Ecojustice delivers all the environmental news you need to read, hear or watch, beginning with a recap of what you might have missed this long weekend.
- On Friday, the federal government announced a deadline of Dec. 31, 2013, for the review of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. That came just two days after federal Heritage Minister James Moore denied that the government would “ram through the pipeline.” (Read about it here).
- Aboriginal groups in B.C. that oppose the Northern Gateway pipeline may soon have a new source of support in the pulpits and pews of Canadian churches. “People understand that you cannot separate economic health from ecological health,” said Mardi Tindal, moderator of the United Church. (Find out more here)
- Margaret Munro of the Vancouver Sun quoted Susan Pinkus, a senior staff scientist at Ecojustice, in the first of a weekly series on the federal government’s approach to vulnerable species. “This approach could lead to the dangerous degradation of Canada’s southern ecosystems, Pinkus said. (Read it here)
- Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, the other B.C. pipeline, was discussed in Saturday's Globe and Mail. Ecojustice staff lawyer Karen Campbell is working on the issue of who pays to cover the cost of an oil spill. "We're trying to figure our how to shine a brighter spotlight on this entire issue - and, frankly, how to slow it all down." (Learn more here)
- And lastly, the Post Carbon Institute’s “We Quit You, Keystone XL (It’s Not Us, It’s You)” is a cheeky take on the fight against pipelines available at YouTube (Watch it here).
Stay tuned as we’ll deliver a recap of the top environmental stories this Friday.