Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Environmental groups will be in court this week arguing the federal government is failing to adequately protect critical habitat for endangered and threatened pods of killer whales. Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton is asking the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review, claiming the government is acting…

Oil and water

Oil and water

Is America’s Chernobyl in Canada’s future? Monday Magazine Many Canadians have been anxiously following the unfolding Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and are experiencing a deep sense of unease as they scan the daily media reports. Such foreboding is clearly understandable as one can’t help thinking this might be a nightmarish peek into one…

Big oil eyes B.C. coast

Big oil eyes B.C. coast

Marine mammals have made a remarkable recovery in this province, but that could be erased by a catastrophic oil spill. Georgia Straight By Charlie Smith Since 2004, scientists have been travelling up and down the B.C. coast on the Achiever, a steel-hulled, 22-metre sloop owned by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. In this time, they have…

B.C.’s coastal wildlife would be ‘devastated’ by oil spill: report

Conservation group states case against pipeline, coastal shipping Calgary Herald By Judith Lavoie, March 24, 2010 VICTORIA — Whales, wolves, bears and birds would be devastated by an oil spill in the waters off Vancouver’s coast, says an extensive new study released a day before the anniversary of one of the world’s most devastating human-caused…

Report warns of catastrophic oil spill in waters north of Vancouver Island

Conservation group states case against pipeline, coastal shipping By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist, March 23, 2010 Whales, wolves, bears and birds would be devastated by an oil spill in the waters north of Vancouver Island and off Haida Gwaii, says an extensive new study. What’s at Stake: The Cost of Oil on British Columbia’s…