Chapter highlights

January 23, 2015
Participants at Monday's meeting. Photo by Leo Broderick. The Guardian reports, "A new citizens group [Don't Frack P.E.I] wants the provincial government to establish a permanent ban on fracking anywhere on the million-acre sandbar. ...There have been no fracking permits approved for P.E.I., but organizers say that could easily change with a knock on government’s door. ...It’s estimated up to...
January 21, 2015
The Chronicle-Herald now reports, "The county approved in principle last week a policy change that would prevent the future disposal of fracking waste water into the municipal sewer system. That policy will go to council for a vote by the end of this month. [Ramesh Ummat, the county’s chief administrative officer] said it’s a major reversal. ...The in-principle change to the policy is to be...
January 15, 2015
Thunder Bay chapter. About 175 people attended an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) consultation in Thunder Bay last night, including local Council of Canadians chapter activists. Thunder Bay chapter activist Ruth Cook writes critically about the initial presentations ("weak because so much information was missing from TransCanada") and the answers that were given to them on key issues (on the...
January 15, 2015
The audience at the Council of Canadians public forum against the Energy East pipeline in Thunder Bay, April 9, 2014. The first of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) public consultations on the Energy East pipeline took place in Kenora on Tuesday and Thunder Bay last night. People in attendance raised questions about the impacts of the pipeline on water and the climate. Thunder Bay The Council...
January 14, 2015
Protest against the Regional LNG Seminar in Nanaimo yesterday. The Council of Canadians Mid Island chapter called on local residents to "counter the pro-industry narrative of [a Regional LNG Seminar in Nanaimo] and distribute leaflets inviting the public to our LNG town hall presentation on Jan 28. Bring your most clever & heartfelt anti-fracking signs." And that's what happened yesterday...

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