Atmosphere & Energy

Rail safety in B.C. questioned following Quebec tragedy

Following a massive, deadly fire sparked by the derailment of a train in Quebec, questions are being asked about the safety of hazardous goods rail networks in British Columbia.

Early Saturday morning, a parked train carrying crude oil rolled away and crashed, sparking multiple explosions and a major fire in the community of Lac-Mégantic. Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and around 50 remain missing as of Monday.

The incident has shone the spotlight on the contentious political debate over oil transportation and Canada's rapidly expanding oil-by-rail industry.... Read more »

Walk the Line (Line 9 that is) - June 16 - Toronto

Reclaiming the Corridor for People not Tar Sands

You and your family are invited to join us for a walk along the Hydro Corridor north of Finch Ave. (from Talbot Rd., west to Bathurst Ave.).
We will be celebrating the use of this provincially-owned Corridor as a public recreation space; instead of a dangerous
profit centre for Enbridge.
(WE WILL MEET AT 1pm AT THE WEST END OF THE TTC PARKING LOT AT HENDON AND YONGE.)

See attached flyer for the map & details. More online at stopline9-toronto.ca

Pickering nuclear seeks to renew its licence

Ontario’s oldest nuclear plant pleads its case this week for a few more years of active life.

But nuclear skeptics say it’s time to bring down the axe on the Pickering nuclear station.

It’s an old debate that pits hardened nuclear campaigners such as Greenpeace against low-profile supporters such as the Pickering Soccer Club.

It comes to a head because the Pickering station’s operating license runs out this year. But Ontario Power Generation, which owns and operates the plant, wants to keep the station running until about 2020.

The company wants to continue the operation without doing an environmental impact assessment, and without performing a major overhaul of the aging station.... Read more »

Congratulations Colchester County for stopping the release of Fracking wastewater: NOFRAC

Friday, May 17th, 2013

 

Halifax, NS – Community and environmental groups, members of the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition, applaud the Municipality of Colchester Municipal Sewer Use Appeal Committee for its decision not to allow the release of fracking wastewater through the Debert sewage system. ... Read more »

   

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