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November 26, 2014

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has stated, "Neonicotinoid insecticide is used on corn seed in Canada. It is killing bees and must be banned!"

November 26, 2014

Keep NS frack free

The Council of Canadians is pleased that Bill 6 - which places a legal moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing - has passed in Nova Scotia. The bill passed on November 14 with the governing Liberals and opposition New Democrats voting in support of it. The Progressive Conservatives voted against the legislation.

The Chronicle-Herald reports, "The bill, which came following the release of the Wheeler report, extends a moratorium on 'high-volume hydraulic fracturing' in shale formations until the government can develop regulations and an onshore atlas of available natural gas resources."

November 25, 2014
Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.
Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.

Nanaimo-based Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly has noted, "Members of the Mid Island chapter of the Council of Canadians are heading to ‪Burnaby Mountain for the day on Wednesday November 26. We leave on the 6:30 am ferry from Departure Bay. Solidarity!"

While there, the chapter will share this message of solidarity from the whole organization:

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November 25, 2014

LNG

The Council of Canadians is opposed to the building of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and pipelines in British Columbia. There are currently 18 LNG terminals proposed to be constructed on the BC coastline along with numerous pipelines that would supply them with fracked gas.

– If just five of these LNG terminals were to be built, the facilities would release 13 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The fracking and transport of the gas would generate an additional 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

– The gas needed for five of these LNG terminals would also require an estimated 582 billion litres of water from BC's rivers, lakes and streams. And just five LNG terminals could require an estimated 39,000 new wells by 2040, the majority of which would likely be fracked.

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