“The adoption of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change is an important step forward in putting Canada on the path of becoming a leader in fighting climate change and shifting to renewable energy. I want to congratulate the Prime Minister and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on reaching this agreement. After a decade with a previous federal government that ignored climate change and missed repeated opportunities to capitalize on the emerging green economy, we finally have some concrete steps towards positive change.
Greenest City and Climate Change
This morning, the City of Vancouver released the fifth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2015/2016 year, such as further increases in trips made by walking and biking, and decreases in community and building greenhouse gases.
The City of Vancouver has taken formal legal action calling out the NEB’s invalid and unlawful decision to recommend Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion. The NEB process for reviewing Kinder Morgan’s pipeline was flawed and biased, shutting both scientific evidence – on the consequences of a major oil spill on our coast, and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions - and community voices out of the process.
June 7, 2016
The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Not Worth The Risk
In late May, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended that the Governor In Council approve Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP).