Friends of Morice-Bulkley

Telkwa Coal

June 18, 2018

We have concerns about the potential impacts that Allegiance Coal’s proposed Telkwa Coal mine would have on the Morice-Bulkley River system. Telkwa Coal is a proposed metallurgical coal mine. The project has not yet submitted an application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office but we have been participating in engagements to date and are monitoring their progress as they expect to seek approval in 2018. You may recall that the previous owners of Telkwa Coal decided to not proceed with the mine in 2000. It is now under the ownership of Australian company, Allegiance Coal, who have been actively pursuing development of the mine since 2016. For a history of the mine proposal, please see the chronology below. Read more

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act restricting crude oil in northern BC passes third reading in House of Commons

May 8, 2018

If cleared by the Senate the West Coast Environmental Law Association says the bill would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude or persistent oil from stopping, loading or unloading at ports in northern British Columbia. “Today’s passing of Bill C-48 is the result of almost half a century of hard work by First Nations, community members, environmental organizations and politicians,” said Jessica Clogg, the executive director and Senior Counsel for the West Coast Environmental Law Association in a release. Read more

Sign the Tanker Ban Petition!

May 7, 2018

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Pacific Northwest LNG no longer proceeding

July 25, 2017

After years of opposition from First Nations and northern communities, Petronas is walking away from their Pacific Northwest LNG facility in the Skeena River Estuary - a huge victory for Skeena Salmon and the communities that depend on them! Read more

Trudeau cabinet rejects Northern Gateway!

November 29, 2016

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B.C. publisher delays environmental review for ‘green refinery’

November 16, 2016

OTTAWA — B.C. newspaper publisher David Black has asked the federal government to suspend – just weeks after it was launched – a federal environmental panel review of his ambitious plan to build a “nation-building” $18-billion oil refinery near Kitimat. Read more

KONELĪNE our land beautiful Screening in Smithers

November 4, 2016

Koneline, Nettie Wild's new film will screen at the Roi Theatre in Smithers, B.C. on Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov. 13. Show starts at 5pm! Read more

Aboriginal, environmental groups to sue Canada over B.C. LNG project

October 26, 2016

Aboriginal and environmental groups plan to file lawsuits on Thursday against the government of Canada to overturn the permit for a controversial $27-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia, representatives of the groups said. Read more

First Nation urges Trudeau to rush tanker ban after diesel spill in Great Bear Rainforest

October 17, 2016

First responders are working quickly to contain a diesel spill in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest after a 10,000-tonne tanker barge and tug unit ran aground on the central Pacific coast around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning. Read more

What the LNG pipeline approval tells us about Trudeau’s Liberals: Hébert

October 3, 2016

The Pacific NorthWest LNG is the first energy mega-project to be approved on Justin Trudeau’s watch. Read more