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Toxic Algal Blooms And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection

September 30, 2013

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — A photograph displayed in Jacki and John Williford’s home commemorates a camping trip that would go down in family history.

 

The most memorable event from that outing in 2011 involved the mussels John and his two children collected from a dock near Sequim Bay State Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The family took them back to their campsite and steamed them in white wine with garlic and oregano.

 

“It was really good. […]

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Agencies Release Draft Columbia Treaty

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. agencies responsible for managing the Columbia River under a U.S.-Canada treaty say the treaty should be modernized to better reflect current Pacific Northwest priorities.

The 1964 Columbia River Treaty is an agreement between the two countries for developing and operating the river and its dams for flood control and power.

Either country may give notice beginning in 2014 that it wants treaty provisions changed or terminated. For the U.S., the Bonneville Power Administration and […]

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Oregon House Passes Columbia River Treaty Bill

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Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) carried HB 3491A on the Floor of the House last Thursday, where it was passed unanimously. House Bill 3491A, drafted by Rep. Bentz, directs the Governor to report to the Oregon Legislative Assembly on discussions relating to the Columbia River Treaty. Reports from the Governor are required every 90 days beginning this September.

The Columbia River Treaty is an agreement between the United States and Canada under […]

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First Nation launches constitutional challenge to Shell tar sands expansion

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http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/05/first-nation-launches-constitutional-challenge-to-shell-canada-expansion-in-oil-sands/

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokesperson Eriel Deranger speaks out against the oilsands at a recent event in Vancouver.

by David P. Ball Indian Country Today October 5, 2012

A First Nation whose land sits in the heart of the Alberta oil sands has ramped up its legal battle against the vast industrial development, which has generated controversy because of its massive carbon footprint, untreated tailings ponds and at […]

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Mi’kmaq to Obstruct Traffic to Fight Oil and Gas Exploration at Lake Ainslie

First Nations call for a complete halt to drilling in Cape Breton SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | by BEN SICHEL, MOIRA PETERS

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Ginny Marshall says that although oil and gas exploration in Cape Breton would benefit her economically, the risk of freshwater contamination is too great.PHOTO: BEN SICHEL

AULD’S COVE, NS—Mi’kmaq people from Cape Breton and the Nova Scotia mainland are preparing to set up a “partial blockade” of the Trans-Canada […]

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US First Nations Present Obama with Mother Earth Accord Opposing XL Pipeline

Rosebud Sioux Nation President Rodney Bordeaux

US and Canadian Indigenous Peoples United To Stop Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Monday, December 5, 2011

Washington DC-A delegation of US Tribal leaders gathered together in Washington DC, during the third annual White House Tribal Leaders Summit to call on President Obama to reject a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The leaders presented President Obama with the “Mother Earth Accord” that outlines unique US Tribal and First Nations concerns over […]

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New Brunswick: Police and Private Harassment of Anti-Frackers

Shale gas opponents face intimidation

by One Straw Revolution, 10/10/2011

Stephanie Merrill and the NB Media Co-op is reporting that the RCMP and private security firms are placing anti-fracking groups and members under close surveillance and laying criminal complaints against them, while private security firms are harassing ant-fracking protesters.

Shale gas protesters around the province are learning what happens when they speak out publicly against something they feel strongly about. They are being flagged, tagged and targeted – […]

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Green Party NB Supports Opposition to Shale Gas

From the New Brunswick Harbinger, July 11, 2011

The Green Party of New Brunswick supports the ongoing efforts of citizens throughout New Brunswick to protect their communities, their drinking water and their air quality from the hazards of shale gas development. Evidence is continually mounting of deteriorating quality of life and health in regions where hydro-fracking for shale gas is being carried out. In addition, studies show that the methane released through fracking makes this unconventional extraction of natural gas […]

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Canada legally required to take action on human right to water: Report

Ottawa – As the first anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s historic recognition of the human right to water and sanitation draws near, the Council of Canadians is releasing a new report today by chairperson Maude Barlow, titled Our Right to Water: A People’s Guide to Implementing the United Nations’ Recognition of the Right to Water and Sanitation. The report is available here.

The report finds that Canada is legally bound to respect the UN vote, and therefore to […]

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Lest we Forget – The new Can-US Regulatory Co-operation Council and Perimeter Security Accord is the next generation of NACC and the SPP.

By Janet M Eaton, Sierra Club Canada, Trade and Environment Campaigner, May 10th, 2011 A Vancouver Sun May 9th article entitled “Is ‘harmonizing’ code for cutting standards?” cites the Canadian government, industry representatives and consumer group reaction to a new Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation Council. [1] […]

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