Friday, February 21, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review February 21 2020

Aloha Peace Symbol Friday!
The peace symbol was commissioned on May 21 in 1958 by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and was designed by Gerald Holtom as the logo for the British CND and adopted by anti-war and counterculture activists in the US and elsewhere. The symbol is a super-imposition of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D", taken to stand for "nuclear disarmament." (Wikipedia)

'Not an option': B.C. premier rejects calls to halt or cancel Coastal GasLink pipeline
B.C.'s premier has categorically put to rest any notion of pulling provincial support for the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Stop work on Coastal GasLink to allow meaningful dialogue on B.C. pipeline project, says Indigenous leader
A B.C. Indigenous leader says the prime minister needs to immediately come to the table with Indigenous leaders who oppose the construction of a pipeline in northern B.C. and the project should be halted while conversations take place.

B.C.’s population grew by 70,000 last year
The population of B.C. continues to grow and it’s the city of Surrey leading the way. B.C.’s population rose by more than 70,000 people last year, hitting 5,071,336 as of July 1, 2019 according to B.C. Statistics’ 2019 population estimates.

The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it.
[As} the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize the latest in a long line of rollbacks, the nation’s power sector has sent a different message: Thanks, but no thanks.

Group asks for injunction regarding Growler flights
The Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve (COER) is asking a federal judge to require the Navy to roll back the number of EA-18G Growler practice flights at Outlying Field Coupeville to pre-2019 levels until a lawsuit over the number of Growler flights is settled.

Controversial Wild Olympics Act passes U.S. House
The divisive Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, some eight years after it was first introduced by Sen. Patty Murray and then-Congressman Norm Dicks in 2012.

Feared return of 'The Blob' fizzles as storms churn, chill Pacific Ocean
It looked big. It looked bad. But the marine heat wave that threatened much of the West Coast in the fall of 2019 has mostly dissipated, at least at the surface.

As cost rises, support falls for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, survey finds
Support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion across Canada has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly two years, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute.

Jordan Cove Decision Delayed By Feds After Oregon Denies Key Permit
Federal energy regulators have once again delayed their decision on the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline project.

Oil and Gas May Be a Far Bigger Climate Threat Than We Knew
Oil and gas production may be responsible for a far larger share of the soaring levels of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, in the earth’s atmosphere than previously thought, new research has found.

Trudeau government backpedals on election promise to phase out B.C. open net salmon farms by 2025
Following an outcry from the salmon farming industry, the Trudeau government has backed away from its election campaign commitment to phase out open net pen salmon farming on B.C.’s West Coast by 2025.

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