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Energy and Climate Change

National Energy Board’s TransMountain Assessment "Justifies" Impacts on Southern Resident Killer Whales and First Nations' Culture

Friday, February 22, 2019

VANCOUVER—The National Energy Board’s recommendation report issued today continues to fall short of the mark, according to intervenors in the assessment process.  Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation earlier mounted a successful legal challenge to the NEB'S original recommendation, with counsel from Ecojustice arguing on their behalf that the Species at Risk Act demands no less than enforceable, effective mitigation measures to eliminate or reduce impacts to Southern Resident Killer Whales.

‘A critical win’ – Ecojustice, Raincoast & Living Oceans celebrate Trans Mountain ruling

Thursday, August 30, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice,  Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society— conservation groups who fought the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project in a historic hearing last October — are calling today’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling “a critical win” for endangered killer whales, communities, the climate and the coast.

In a decision announced this morning, the court unanimously ruled that the federal government’s approval of the project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered orcas under the Species at Risk Act.

Sea level rise

Climate change is impacting our communities at a faster rate each year with costlier environmental, social and economical consequences.  Population growth, destructive industrial processes and pressure on declining natural resources impair the planet’s ability to function efficiently leading to an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere (GHG’s). Generally speaking, greenhouse gases are compounds that are able to trap heat in the atmosphere, warming the air temperature.

February 21, 2018

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